Full Name Hyperspectral VNIR and multispectral TIR imager Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies ESA, NSO Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format HDF5
Measurements and Applications Demonstration of hyperspectral and thermal imaging on a 6U Cubesat. Demonstration of Artificial Intelligence accelerator. Cloud screening in-orbit will be the first AI application. Other applications are: high resolution by data fusion between hyperspectral and thermal; evapotranspiration and agriculture applications; thermal inertia and soil moisture; Urban Heat Island; assisting search and rescue for pyroclastic flow/surge deposits; oil spills; fire monitoring, underground fires; and, water quality.
Resolution Summary Swath = 310 km, GSD VNIR = 75 m, GSD TIR = 390 m
[Best Resolution: 75m]
Swath Summary 310 km
[Max Swath: 310 km]
Accuracy Summary 5-10%
Waveband Summary VNIR 400 - 1000 nm, 45 bands, 16 nm bandwidth TIR 8 - 14 um, 4 bands, 1.1 um and 6 um bandwidth
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
Soil moistureSoil moisture at the surface
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Land Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Soil Moisture click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
Federated Satellite Systems - FSSCat (2020 - 2021)