List of available Sensors

Nr. Name Bands Spectrum Spat.Res. Incl. Platform Operator Date of Launch Comment # Ind. # Appl. # Ref.
1 AAHIS 1 390-840 2-2 airborne SETS Technology FOV = 40° Spatial resolution = 6.5 cm to 2 m operate over both land and water AHIS has been used for detecting and locating submarines, mines, tanks, divers, camouflage and disturbed earth. Civilian applications include search and rescue on land and at 28 3 0
2 AATSR 7 1000-1000 ENVISAT ESA 0 0 0
3 ADAR 0 0 1
4 AHS 80 428.5-13140 7-8 airborne Daedalus Enterprise Inc. 392 33 2
5 AIP 0 airborne NASA Johnson Space Center Spectral Coverage: 2000-6400 0 0 0
6 AIS 0 airborne - NASA/Dryden C-47 NASA, JPL 1982-11-00 push-broom mode 0 0 2
7 AISA 498 400-2506.7 airborne Specim Ltd. 1993-00-00 492 35 2
8 ALI 10 433-2350 10-30 EO-1 NASA 2000-11-21 226 31 2
9 ALOS 6 0-890 0-10 98.2 JAXA's Earth Observation Research and Application Center (Japan) 2006-01-24 164 25 0
10 AlSAT-1 3 32-32 2002-11-28 Part of Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). It completed its mission in August 2010. 0 0 0
11 AMSR 6 6750-90500 5400-56000 98.6 Advanced Earth Observing Satellite 2 (ADEOS II) NASDA, NASA and CNES 2002-12-14 The mission ended in October 2003 (2003-10-23) after the satellite's solar panels failed. 0 0 0
12 ARIES-1 105 400-2587 30-30 CSIRO and private industry 2001-00-00 485 35 0
13 ASAS 62 400-1020 1990-00-00 318 29 1
14 ASD Field Spec 0 0 13
15 ASTER 15 520-11650 15-90 98.3 NASA 1999-12-18 196 31 19
16 AVHRR 6 580-12500 1100-1100 TIROS-N / NOAA / METOP NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) 1978-10-13 NOAA-N (NOAA-18): Date of launch: 20 May 2005 NOAA-19: Date of launch: 6 Feb 2009 107 28 39
17 AVIRIS 224 355.15-2515 20-20 airborne NASA 1987-00-00 490 35 23
18 AVIS 74 550-994 247 28 1
19 AVNIR 5 400-920 8-16 ADEOS 127 21 1
20 AWiFS 0 0 2
21 Azimuth Systems AZ-16 12 0-13000 airborne NERC Airborne Research and Survey Facility (ARSF) 1996-00-00 329 33 1
22 Beijing-1 4 4-32 eijing Landview Mapping Information Technology Ltd (BLMIT), China 2005-10-00 Part of Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). 0 0 0
23 BelKA 0 Belarusia 2006-07-26 Carrier rocket failure, satellite destroyed. 0 0 0
24 BilSAT-1 5 4-26 98.2 Bilsat Inc. Turkey 2003-09-27 Part of Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). Completed its mission in August 2006 due to failed battery cells. [*] 0 0 0
25 Borstad CASI 15 0-946 0-4 airborne Borstad Associates Ltd. 32 5 0
26 CARTOSAT-1 2 2.5-2.5 97.87 ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) 2005-05-05 0 0 0
27 Cartosat-2 1 500-850 0.8-0.8 97.91 ISRO 2007-01-10 25 3 0
28 Cartosat-2A 1 500-850 1-1 97.4 ISRO 2008-04-28 25 3 0
29 Cartosat-2B 1 500-850 1-1 97.4 ISRO 2010-07-12 25 3 1
30 CASI 550 288 400-1000 ITRES 169 26 15
31 CASI EG 13 474.7-789.5 airborne 125 20 16
32 CASI spectral 96 391-905.5 3-6 airborne ITRES Research Instruments 1989-00-00 Pixel per line: 512FOV: 34,2° 304 26 15
33 CASI-2 Vegetation 12 441.53-869.54 airborne ITRES 122 19 4
34 CASI1500 288 380-1500 2.4-2.4 airborne ITRES 183 29 16
35 CASI_spatial 11 417-806 airborne ITRES Research Instruments 1989-00-00 Pixel per line: 512, FOV: 34,2° Spatial Mode = 512 pixels across swath, up to 18 spectral bands (fully programmable) 116 24 14
36 CBERS-1/CBERS-2 8 450-890 2.7-260 Brazil and China 2003-10-21 CBERS-2 is identical to CBERS-1 and was launched 2003-10-21 162 25 1
37 ChrisProbaM1 62 406-1003 34-34 Proba ESA 2001-10-22 306 29 4
38 ChrisProbaM2 18 406-1036 17-17 Proba ESA 2001-10-22 112 19 4
39 ChrisProbaM3 18 438-1035 17-17 Proba ESA 2001-10-22 156 20 4
40 ChrisProbaM3A 18 420-910 17-17 Proba ESA 2001-10-22 157 20 4
41 ChrisProbaM4 18 486-796 17-17 Proba ESA 2001-10-22 140 23 4
42 ChrisProbaM5 37 438-1036 17-17 Proba ESA 2001-10-22 244 29 4
43 Corona 1 USA (Military satellite) 1959-06-00 KH-1 to KH-4 = geometrical resolution 7.5 m KH-4A = geometrical resolution 2.75 m KH-4B and KH-6 = geometrical resolution 1.8 m 0 0 0
44 Cryosat-1 0 92 Cryosat-1 ESA 2005-10-08 0 0 0
45 Cryosat-2 0 92 Cryosat-2 ESA 2010-04-08 Träger von DORIS (Doppler Orbit and Radio Positioning Integration by Satellite) 0 0 0
46 CZCS 6 433-12500 825-825 American Nimbus-7 1978-10-24 128 25 0
47 Daedalus 12 0-13000 airborne EG&E Energy Measurements Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL), Las Vegas, NV AND NERC Airborne Research and Survey Facility (ARSF) 1982-00-00 329 33 2
48 DAIS 0 airborne DLR 0 0 1
49 DAIS-7915 79 400-12600 20-20 airborne, Do 228 DLR 1995-00-00 417 34 0
50 Deimos-1 3 22-22 Deimos Imaging, Spain 2009-07-29 Part of Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). 0 0 0
51 DubaiSat-1 5 420-890 2.5-5 98.13 Emirates Institution of Advanced Science and Technology 2009-07-29 191 25 0
52 Early Bird 4 450-890 3-15 97 Earth Watch 1997-00-00 108 23 1
53 EnMap 244 420-2450 30-30 DLR 2015-00-00 491 35 1
54 EROS A 1 500-900 1.9-1.9 97.2 ImageSat International (Israel) 2000-12-05 Part of a series of Israeli commercial Earth observation satellites. 26 3 0
55 EROS B 1 500-900 0.7-0.7 97.2 ImageSat International (Israel) 2006-04-25 26 3 0
56 FLI 0 airborne Moniteq Ltd. 1983-00-00 0 0 0
57 Formosat-2 5 450-900 2-8 National Space Organization (NSPO) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) 2004-05-19 161 25 0
58 FTVFHSI Kestrel Corp., FIT 0 0 0
59 GeoEye-1 5 450-920 0.5-0.5 98 GeoEye 2008-09-06 146 26 1
60 GeoEye-2 GeoEye 0 0 1
61 GEOS 0 0 2
62 GERIS 0 airborne DLR 1978-00-00 0 0 0
63 GLI 36 375-12500 250-1000 98.6 Advanced Earth Observing Satellite 2 (ADEOS II) NASDA, NASA and CNES 2002-12-14 The mission ended in October 2003 (2003-10-23) after the satellite's solar panels failed. 301 32 1
64 GOMOS 5 250-952 ENVISAT ESA 2002-03-01 117 20 0
65 GOSAT 4 700-13200 98 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 2009-01-23 35 14 0
66 HERO 0 0 1
67 HIRIS Jet Propulsion Labratory 1996-00-00 0 0 1
68 HRSC-A 5 395-1015 0.12-0.12 airborne DLR 81 18 0
69 HYDICE 210 400-2500 airborne Naval Research Laboratories 1994-00-00 493 35 1
70 HyMap 126 429-2493.8 4-4 airborne Pixel per line: 512 Field of view: 61,3° 472 35 10
71 Hyperion 242 349.896-2582.28 30-30 EO-1 NASA 2000-11-21 492 35 10
72 HyspIRI NASA 0 0 1
73 IKONOS-2 5 445-900 0.82-3.2 98.1 GeoEye 1999-09-24 original IKONOS-1 was lost during launch at 1999-04-27 163 25 7
74 ILAS-II 2 753-11770 98.6 Advanced Earth Observing Satellite 2 (ADEOS II) NASDA, NASA and CNES 2002-12-14 The mission ended in October 2003 (2003-10-23) after the satellite's solar panels failed. 3 4 0
75 IMS-1 0 Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) 2008-04-28 The satellite which is the fourteenth satellite in the Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellite series. 0 0 0
76 IMSS 2 3000-11000 PACIFIC ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY 0 0 0
77 INSAT-2E 6 550-12500 1000-8000 ISRO 1999-04-02 177 30 0
78 IRS-1A 4 450-860 73-73 99.28 1988-00-00 139 24 2
79 IRS-1B 4 450-860 73-73 99.28 1991-00-00 139 24 2
80 IRS-1C 5 500-1700 5.8-70 98.12 1995-00-00 143 28 6
81 IRS-1D 5 500-1700 5.8-70 98.12 1997-00-00 143 28 5
82 IRS-P2 4 450-860 32-32 1994-00-00 139 24 2
83 IRS-P3 18 403-1650 580-2520 98.69 1996-01-00 106 25 2
84 IRS-P4 9 402-1700 250-500 1996-00-00 112 23 2
85 IRS-P6 0 98.69 ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) 2003-10-17 0 0 3
86 ISAR 0 0 0 0
87 KOMPSAT-1 KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) 1999-12-20 0 0 0
88 Kompsat-2 5 0-900 1-4 KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute), South Korea 2006-07-28 161 25 0
89 Landsat 8 11 85-12510 15-100 98 NASA / USGS 2011-02-20 217 29 0
90 LandsatETM+ (Landsat7) 8 450-12500 15-60 98.2 Landsat NASA / USGS 1999-04-15 218 31 25
91 LandsatMSS (Landsat1-3) 4 500-1100 80-80 Landsat NASA 1972-07-23 211 27 27
92 LandsatTM (Landsat4,5) 7 450-12500 30-120 Landsat NASA / USGS 1984-03-01 225 31 54
93 Lapan-TUBsat 98 LAPAN(Indonesia)/TU Berlin 2007-01-01 Made by the experts from National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Lembaga Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional, Lapan) and Technical University Berlin (TUB) Germany. 0 0 0
94 LIVTIRS 1 0 0 0
95 LIVTIRS 2 0 0 0
96 MAIS 0 China 0 0 0
97 MAS NASA ER-2 high-altitude research aircraft Airborne Science & Technology Laboratory (ASTL) at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California 0 0 0
98 MASI600 64 3000-5000 3.5-3.5 airborne ITRES 0 0 0
99 MERIS 15 407.5-905 300-300 68.5 Envisat ESA 15 spectral bands, programmable in width and position, in the visible and near infra-red 107 19 14
100 MERSI 20 402-12750 250-1000 Chinese FengYun-3 (FY-3A) China 2008-06-00 170 24 0
101 Meteosat 0 0 2
102 MIDIS "Surface Optics Corp., JPL" 0 0 0
103 MightySat II 97.8 Minotaur 2 2000-07-19 Military applications of this technology include detecting and classifying hidden targets in the operational theater, while commercial applications include identifying and classifying environmental/crop damage. 1024 X 1024 Pixels in CCD, Waveband: 350-10 0 0 0
104 MIPAS 5 685-2410 3000-3000 ENVISAT ESA 143 25 0
105 MISR 4 0-880 0-240 EOS-AM 1998-00-00 29 3 6
106 MIVIS airborne 0 0 0
107 MMR 7 450-2300 15 240 30 1
108 MODIS 36 405-14385 250-1000 Terra / Aqua NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) 1999-12-18 Terra: Date of launch: 18 December 1999 - operating nominally in 2012 Aqua: Date of launch: 4 May 2002 - operating nominally in 2012 138 21 35
109 MOMS 0 0 0
110 Monitor-E 4 510-900 8-20 97.5 NTs OMZ, Russian Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring 2005-08-26 105 23 0
111 MSU-MR 6 500-12500 1000-1000 Russian Meteor-M satellites Russia 192 30 0
112 MVISR 10 430-12200 Chinese FengYun-1 (FY-1C) China 1999-05-10 The FY-1C satellite was destroyed by a Chinese Anti-Satellite weapon. The successor FY-1D carries the same sensor and is still operating but with reduced functionality. 117 22 0
113 Nanosat-1B Spain 2009-07-29 0 0 0
114 NigeriaSAT-1 Nigeria 2003-09-00 Part of Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). 0 0 0
115 OCM-2 8 402-885 Indian Oceansat-2 satellite India 88 19 0
116 OKSI AVS airborne 0 0 0
117 OMIS SITP, China 0 0 0
118 Orbview-1 5 450-900 2-8 97 Orbital Sciences GeoEye 1997-00-00 161 25 1
119 Orbview-2 GeoEye 0 0 0
120 Orbview-3 GeoEye 0 0 1
121 Orbview-4 200 450-2450 8-8 GeoEye 476 35 0
122 PHI 244 400-1000.35 SITP, China 317 29 0
123 Pleiades-1 5 430-950 0.5-2 228 27 0
124 POLDER 8 0-960 5000-5000 ADEOS-1 1996-00-00 32 5 6
125 POLDER 2 2 443-910 98.6 Advanced Earth Observing Satellite 2 (ADEOS II) NASDA, NASA and CNES 2002-12-14 The mission ended in October 2003 (2003-10-23) after the satellite's solar panels failed. 82 14 0
126 QuickBird 5 450-900 0.6-2.4 97.2 Earth Watch GeoEye 2001-10-18 161 25 6
127 RADARSAT CSA (Canada) 1995-00-00 C-band SAR with different angles of illumination. Resolution: 10-100 m. Coverage: 5-24 days. Image swath width: 50-500 km 0 0 0
128 RapidEye 5 440-850 5-5 Rapid eye AG 2008-08-29 213 25 5
129 Resource21 6 450-1650 10-100 98 Resource21 1999-00-00 Off-Nadir Repeat Cycle: Twice in 25 min (with 4 satellites) 203 29 1
130 Resurs-DK1 4 500-800 1.5-2 69.9 NTs OMZ, Russian Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring 2006-06-15 162 25 0
131 Rosis airborne 0 0 1
132 SASI600 100 950-2450 3.5-3.5 airborne ITRES 125 22 0
133 SCIAMACHY 15 240-2380 960000-960000 ENVISAT ESA 346 32 0
134 SeaWiFS 8 412-905 SeaStar/OrbView-2 GeoEye 1999-08-01 OrbView-2: Date of launch: 1 August 1997 126 24 4
135 SeaWinds 98.6 Advanced Earth Observing Satellite 2 (ADEOS II) NASDA, NASA and CNES 2002-12-14 The mission ended in October 2003 (2003-10-23) after the satellite's solar panels failed. 0 0 1
136 Sentinel-2 13 433-2280 10-60 249 30 2
137 SEVIRI 12 560-14400 1000-3000 MSG (Meteosat Second Generation) 205 31 0
138 SFSI 0 0 0
139 SIS 5 450-900 1-4 98 Space Imaging 1997-00-00 181 26 1
140 SMIFTS 0 0 0
141 SPOT1-3 4 500-890 10-20 SPOT 1968-02-22 Stereo capability 111 23 19
142 SPOT4 5 500-1750 10-20 SPOT CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) 1998-04-24 Stereo capability 146 28 20
143 SPOT5 5 480-1750 2.5-20 98.7 SPOT CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) 2002-05-04 Stereo capability 146 28 21
144 SSTI HSI 0 0 0
145 TABI1800 1 3700-4800 airborne ITRES 0 0 0
146 TABI230 1 8000-12000 1-1 airborne ITRES 0 0 0
147 TASI600 64 8000-11500 3.5-3.5 airborne ITRES 9 3 0
148 TerraSAR-X 0 0 0 0
149 TIMS 8 0-12200 airborne Aircraft Data Facility, NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, CA 75 14 1
150 TRWIS III 0 airborne 0 0 0
151 UK-DMC 0 UK 2003-09-00 Part of Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). 0 0 0
152 UK-DMC 2 3 520-900 22-22 British Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), UK 2009-07-29 Part of Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). 124 24 0
153 VENμS 12 400-920 196 25 1
154 VIFIS 0 0 0
155 VIIRS 22 412-13350 American NPP and NPOESS USA 268 32 0
156 VIMS-V 0 0 0
157 VIRR 10 430-12500 Chinese FengYun-3 (FY-3A) China 2008-06-00 113 20 0
158 VISSR 3 500-12500 European Meteosat EUMETSAT Meteorological satellite 29 6 1
159 WIS 64 0-1000 airborne Hughes Aircraft Co. Santa Barbara Research Center (SBRC) 34 7 0
160 WorldView-1 1 400-900 0.55-0.55 2007-09-18 0 0 0
161 WorldView-2 9 400-1040 0.46-0.52 2009-10-08 299 28 2
162 WorldView-3 17 0-2365 0.31-3.7 2014-00-00 74 14 0