List of available Sensors

Nr. Name Bands Spectrum [nm] Spat.Res. [m] 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 23 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. 1993-00-00 493 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) 2006-01-24 165 25 0
10 AlSAT-1 3 32-32 Algerian Centre National des Techniques Spatiales (CNTS) → Agence Spatiale Algérienne (ASAL) 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 2001-00-00 486 35 0
13 ASAS 62 400-1020 1990-00-00 319 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 108 28 39
17 AVIRIS 224 355.15-2515 20-20 airborne NASA 1987-00-00 491 35 23
18 AVIS 74 550-994 247 28 1
19 AVNIR 5 400-920 8-16 ADEOS 129 21 1
20 AWiFS 0 0 2
21 Azimuth Systems AZ-16 12 0-13000 airborne NERC Airborne Research and Survey Facility (ARSF) 1996-00-00 330 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. 27 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 20 3 0
28 Cartosat-2A 1 500-850 1-1 97.4 ISRO 2008-04-28 20 3 0
29 Cartosat-2B 1 500-850 1-1 97.4 ISRO 2010-07-12 20 3 1
30 CASI 550 288 400-1000 ITRES 171 26 15
31 CASI EG 13 474.7-789.5 airborne 126 20 16
32 CASI spectral 96 391-905.5 3-6 airborne ITRES Research Instruments 1989-00-00 Pixel per line: 512FOV: 34,2° 305 26 15
33 CASI-2 Vegetation 12 441.53-869.54 airborne ITRES 123 19 4
34 CASI1500 288 380-1500 2.4-2.4 airborne ITRES 184 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) 118 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 2001-10-22 113 19 4
39 ChrisProbaM3 18 438-1035 17-17 Proba ESA 2001-10-22 157 20 4
40 ChrisProbaM3A 18 420-910 17-17 Proba ESA 2001-10-22 159 20 4
41 ChrisProbaM4 18 486-796 17-17 Proba ESA 2001-10-22 141 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 1978-10-24 122 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) 1982-00-00 330 33 2
48 DAIS 0 airborne DLR 0 0 1
49 DAIS-7915 79 400-12600 20-20 airborne, Do 228 DLR 1995-00-00 418 34 0
50 Deimos-1 3 22-22 Deimos Imaging, Spain 2009-07-29 Part of Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). 0 0 0
51 Deimos-2 5 420-890 0.75-5 97.9 Deimos Space 2019-07-20 192 25 0
52 DubaiSat-1 5 420-890 2.5-5 98.13 Emirates Institution of Advanced Science and Technology 2009-07-29 192 25 0
53 DubaiSat-2 5 1-4 97.8 EIAST 2021-11-30 0 0 0
54 Early Bird 4 450-890 3-15 97 Earth Watch 1997-00-00 108 23 1
55 EnMap 244 420-2450 30-30 DLR 2015-00-00 492 35 1
56 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. 21 3 0
57 EROS B 1 500-900 0.7-0.7 97.2 ImageSat International (Israel) 2006-04-25 21 3 0
58 FLI 0 airborne Moniteq Ltd. 1983-00-00 0 0 0
59 Formosat-2 5 450-900 2-8 National Space Organization (NSPO) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) 2004-05-19 161 25 0
60 FTVFHSI Kestrel Corp., FIT 0 0 0
61 GeoEye-1 5 450-920 0.5-0.5 98 GeoEye 2008-09-06 146 26 1
62 GeoEye-2 GeoEye 0 0 1
63 GEOS 0 0 2
64 GERIS 0 airborne DLR 1978-00-00 0 0 0
65 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
66 GOMOS 5 250-952 ENVISAT ESA 2002-03-01 118 20 0
67 GOSAT 4 700-13200 98 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency 2009-01-23 35 14 0
68 HERO 0 0 1
69 HIRIS Jet Propulsion Labratory 1996-00-00 0 0 1
70 HRSC-A 5 395-1015 0.12-0.12 airborne DLR 83 18 0
71 HYDICE 210 400-2500 airborne Naval Research Laboratories 1994-00-00 494 35 1
72 HyMap 126 429-2493.8 4-4 airborne Pixel per line: 512 Field of view: 61,3° 472 35 10
73 Hyperion 242 349.896-2582.28 30-30 EO-1 NASA 2000-11-21 494 35 10
74 HyspIRI NASA 0 0 1
75 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
76 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
77 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
78 IMSS 2 3000-11000 PACIFIC ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY 0 0 0
79 INSAT-2E 6 550-12500 1000-8000 ISRO 1999-04-02 176 30 0
80 IRS-1A 4 450-860 73-73 99.28 1988-00-00 139 24 2
81 IRS-1B 4 450-860 73-73 99.28 1991-00-00 139 24 2
82 IRS-1C 5 500-1700 5.8-70 98.12 1995-00-00 143 28 6
83 IRS-1D 5 500-1700 5.8-70 98.12 1997-00-00 143 28 5
84 IRS-P2 4 450-860 32-32 1994-00-00 139 24 2
85 IRS-P3 18 403-1650 580-2520 98.69 1996-01-00 108 25 2
86 IRS-P4 9 402-1700 250-500 1996-00-00 114 23 2
87 IRS-P6 0 98.69 ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) 2003-10-17 0 0 3
88 ISAR 0 0 0 0
89 KOMPSAT-1 KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute) 1999-12-20 0 0 0
90 Kompsat-2 5 0-900 1-4 KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute), South Korea 2006-07-28 161 25 0
91 Landsat 8 11 435-12510 15-100 98 NASA / USGS 2011-02-20 114 23 0
92 LandsatETM+ (Landsat7) 8 450-12500 15-60 98.2 Landsat NASA / USGS 1999-04-15 218 31 25
93 LandsatMSS (Landsat1-3) 4 500-1100 80-80 Landsat NASA 1972-07-23 211 27 27
94 LandsatTM (Landsat4,5) 7 450-12500 30-120 Landsat NASA / USGS 1984-03-01 225 31 54
95 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
96 LIVTIRS 1 0 0 0
97 LIVTIRS 2 0 0 0
98 MAIS 0 China 0 0 0
99 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
100 MASI600 64 3000-5000 3.5-3.5 airborne ITRES 0 0 0
101 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 108 19 14
102 MERSI 20 402-12750 250-1000 Chinese FengYun-3 (FY-3A) China 2008-06-00 172 24 0
103 Meteosat 0 0 2
104 MIDIS "Surface Optics Corp., JPL" 0 0 0
105 MightySat II 97.8 Minotaur 2 AFRL€™s Aerospace Engineering Facility, at Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 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
106 MIPAS 5 685-2410 3000-3000 ENVISAT ESA 149 25 0
107 MISR 4 0-880 0-240 EOS-AM 1998-00-00 24 3 6
108 MIVIS airborne 0 0 0
109 MMR 7 450-2300 15 240 30 1
110 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 140 21 35
111 MOMS 0 0 0
112 Monitor-E 4 510-900 8-20 97.5 NTs OMZ, Russian Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring 2005-08-26 105 23 0
113 MSU-MR 6 500-12500 1000-1000 Russian Meteor-M satellites Russia 191 30 0
114 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. 118 22 0
115 Nanosat-1B Spain 2009-07-29 0 0 0
116 NigeriaSAT-1 Nigeria 2003-09-00 Part of Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). 0 0 0
117 OCM-2 8 402-885 Indian Oceansat-2 satellite India 90 19 0
118 OKSI AVS airborne 0 0 0
119 OMIS SITP, China 0 0 0
120 Orbview-1 5 450-900 2-8 97 Orbital Sciences GeoEye 1997-00-00 161 25 1
121 Orbview-2 GeoEye 0 0 0
122 Orbview-3 GeoEye 0 0 1
123 Orbview-4 200 450-2450 8-8 GeoEye 476 35 0
124 PHI 244 400-1000.35 SITP, China 318 29 0
125 Pleiades-1 5 430-950 0.5-2 228 27 0
126 POLDER 8 0-960 5000-5000 ADEOS-1 1996-00-00 27 5 6
127 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. 77 14 0
128 PROBA-V 4 440-1635 98.7 SPOT-4, SPOT-5 European Space Agency 2007-05-20 119 26 0
129 QuickBird 5 450-900 0.6-2.4 97.2 Earth Watch GeoEye 2001-10-18 161 25 6
130 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
131 RapidEye 5 440-850 5-5 Rapid eye AG 2008-08-29 213 25 5
132 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
133 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
134 Rosis airborne 0 0 1
135 SASI600 100 950-2450 3.5-3.5 airborne ITRES 125 22 0
136 SCIAMACHY 15 240-2380 960000-960000 ENVISAT ESA 347 32 0
137 SeaWiFS 8 412-905 SeaStar/OrbView-2 GeoEye 1999-08-01 OrbView-2: Date of launch: 1 August 1997 127 24 4
138 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
139 Sentinel-2A 13 433-2280 10-60 98.6 ESA 2015-06-23 249 30 2
140 SEVIRI 12 560-14400 1000-3000 MSG (Meteosat Second Generation) 205 31 0
141 SFSI 0 0 0
142 SIS 5 450-900 1-4 98 Space Imaging 1997-00-00 181 26 1
143 SMIFTS 0 0 0
144 SPOT 1-3 4 500-890 10-20 SPOT 1968-02-22 Stereo capability, SPOT 2 not active since June 2009 111 23 19
145 SPOT 4 5 500-1750 10-20 SPOT CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) 1998-04-24 Stereo capability 146 28 20
146 SPOT 5 5 480-1750 2.5-20 98.7 SPOT CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales) 2002-05-04 Stereo capability 146 28 21
147 SPOT 6 5 450-890 1.5-6 98.2 AstroSat-500 2012-09-09 157 25 0
148 SPOT 7 5 450-890 1.5-6 98.2 AstroSat-500 2014-07-30 157 25 0
149 SSTI HSI 0 0 0
150 TABI1800 1 3700-4800 airborne ITRES 0 0 0
151 TABI230 1 8000-12000 1-1 airborne ITRES 0 0 0
152 TASI600 64 8000-11500 3.5-3.5 airborne ITRES 9 3 0
153 TerraSAR-X 0 0 0 0
154 TIMS 8 0-12200 airborne Aircraft Data Facility, NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, CA 70 14 1
155 TRWIS III 0 airborne 0 0 0
156 UK-DMC 0 UK 2003-09-00 Part of Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC). 0 0 0
157 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
158 VENμS 12 400-920 198 25 1
159 VIFIS 0 0 0
160 VIIRS 22 412-13350 American NPP and NPOESS USA 268 32 0
161 VIMS-V 0 0 0
162 VIRR 10 430-12500 Chinese FengYun-3 (FY-3A) China 2008-06-00 114 20 0
163 VISSR 3 500-12500 European Meteosat EUMETSAT Meteorological satellite 24 6 1
164 WIS 64 0-1000 airborne Hughes Aircraft Co. Santa Barbara Research Center (SBRC) 29 7 0
165 WorldView-1 1 400-900 0.55-0.55 2007-09-18 0 0 0
166 WorldView-2 9 400-1040 0.46-0.52 2009-10-08 300 28 2
167 WorldView-3 29 400-2365 0.31-30 2014-08-13 279 31 0