Full Name Panchromatic and Multispectral Imager Status Operational
Instrument Agencies CAST, INPE Maturity Low Heritage
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Steerable viewing
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format GEOTIFF
Measurements and Applications Agriculture; Forestry; Geology; Natural disaster management; Cartography; Environment monitoring; Fire detection, localization and counting; Hydrology, coastal water mapping; Land use; Surveillance and law enforcement
Resolution Summary 5 m panchromatic and 10 m multispectral
[Best Resolution: 5m]
Swath Summary 60 km
[Max Swath: 60 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 0.52 - 0.59 µm, 0.63 - 0.69 µm, 0.77 - 0.89 µm, 0.51 - 0.85 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Albedo and reflectanceEarth surface albedo
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud type
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
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
CBERS-3 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 3 (2013 - 2013)
CBERS-4 - China Brazil Earth Resources Satellite - 4 (2014 - 2023)