Full Name PLATiNO TIR Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies SITAEL, ASI Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry TBD
Instrument Technology Narrow-band channel IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Developed by Leonardo and SITAEL, PLATiNO-2 TIR will acquire images that will be used to provide valuable services for territories control and protection such as monitoring waters, glaciers, pollutants, state of crops and vegetation, energy consumption in urban areas. PLATiNO-2 is also equipped with the magnetically shielded HT 100, an improved version of SITAEL electric thruster, making PLATiNO-2 one of the first missions in the world to observe the Earth in the Thermal Infrared from a very low
Resolution Summary 40m cross track, 60m along track
[Best Resolution: 40m]
Swath Summary 170 km strip length
[Max Swath: 170 km]
Accuracy Summary TIR temperature accuracy < 1.5 K
Waveband Summary TIR: 8.6 - 9.1 - 10.3 - 11.5 µm
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Inland WatersLake Surface Temperature
Surface Water Extent
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessGlacier cover
Glacier Area
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature
VegetationVegetation type
Vegetation Cover
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Glaciers click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Lakes click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Land Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
PLT-2 - PLATiNO-2 (2024 - 2029)