Full Name High Sensitivity Camera Status No longer considered
Instrument Agencies CONAE Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High Sensitivity Camera (HSC) measures top of atmosphere radiance in the VIS spectral range measured by a high sensitivity sensor detects: urban lights, electric storms, polar regions, snow cover, forest fires, sea surveillance.
Resolution Summary 400 m
[Best Resolution: 400m]
Swath Summary 1560 km
[Max Swath: 1560 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary PAN (VIS-NIR): 450 - 900 nm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Active Fire Detection
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Fire click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Ice click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions