Full Name High Sensitivity Technological Camera Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies CONAE Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Constrained Access Data Format Fast format/geotif
Measurements and Applications Monitors forest fires, electrical storms and geophysical studies of aurora borealis, sea survilleance.
Resolution Summary 300 m
[Best Resolution: 300m]
Swath Summary 700 km
[Max Swath: 700 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary PAN: VIS - NIR: 450 - 850 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
Snow cover, edge and depthSnow 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
Snow click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
SAC-C - Satellite de Aplicaciones Cientifico-C (2000 - 2013)