Full Name Venus Superspectral Camera Status Operational
Instrument Agencies CNES, ISA Maturity
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry TBD
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High resolution superspectral images (12 spectral bands) for vegetation and landcover applications.
Resolution Summary 5.3 m spatial resolution with 27 km swath
[Best Resolution: 5.3m]
Swath Summary 27 km
[Max Swath: 27 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary 420 nm centre wavelength (width: 40 nm); 443 nm (40); 490 nm (40); 555 nm (40); 620 nm (40); 620 nm (40); 667 nm (30); 702 nm (24); 742 nm (16); 782 nm (16); 865 nm (40); 910 nm (20)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
Albedo and reflectancePhotosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR)
Fraction of Absorbed PAR (FAPAR)
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
VegetationNormalized Differential Vegetation Index (NDVI)
Leaf Area Index (LAI)
Vegetation type
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Leaf Area Index (LAI) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
VENµS - Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro-Satellite (2017 - 2023)