Full Name DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer Status Operational
Instrument Agencies DLR Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) and Hyperspectral imagers Geometry
Instrument Technology Medium-resolution spectro-radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications DESIS is a hyperspectral camera that records image data using an array of up to 240 closely spaced channels, covering the visible and near infrared portions of the spectrum (450 to 915 nanometres) with a ground resolution of approximately 90 metres. This multifaceted information allows scientists to detect changes in ecosystems and to make statements on the condition of forests and agricultural land.
Resolution Summary 79m/104m @330 km/435km orbit (min/max)
[Best Resolution: 79m]
Swath Summary 44km/57km @330 km/435km orbit (min/max)
[Max Swath: 57 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Spectral range: 450nm – 950nm (400 - 1000nm) Spectral sampling: ≈ 2.32nm Spectral channels: 240 (without binning)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
Instrument Missions
DESIS-on-ISS - DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer for MUSES (2018 - 2023)