THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name TOPSAT Telescope Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies UKSA Maturity
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Push-broom scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Experimental medium-resolution imaging satellite supporting a range of possible land applications.
Resolution Summary Multi-spectral imagery (RGB). resolution 5.6 m
[Best Resolution: 5.6m]
Swath Summary Panchromatic imagery 17 x 17 km; Multi Spectral - Swath 12 x 18 km
[Max Swath: 17 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Panchromatic imagery. Resolution 2.8 m
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
Radiation budgetShort-wave Earth surface bi-directional reflectance
VegetationVegetation type
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Albedo click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
TopSat - Optical Imaging Satellite (2005 - 2010)
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