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Past Sensor Systems



Sensor Characteristics

Mission Country Years Instrument Spatial Resolution
(meters, at nadir)
Swath • (km)
PAN VNIR SWIR TIR SAR/band
ADEOS Japan 1996-1997 AVNIR 8 16 16     80
OCTS   700 700 700   1400
ADEOS-2 Japan 2002-2003 GLI   250 250 1000   1600
Almaz-1 CIS 1991-1992 SAR         15/S 40-280
JERS-1 Japan 1992-98 OPS   18       75/44
SAR         18/L 75/44
Landsats 1-4 USA 1972-92 MSS   80       185
1982- TM-4,5   30 30 120   185
MOS-1b Japan 1990-1996 MESSR   50       100
VTIR   900   2.7km   1500
Nimbus-7 USA 1978-86 CZCS   825 825 825   1536
NOAA 6-11,15 USA 1978-2001 AVHRR   1.1km 1.1km 1.1km   3000
SEASAT USA 1978 SAR         100/L 100
SPOT-1, 3 France 1986-1996 2xHRV 10 20       60
  • Products may not be available in the original resolution or swath width (e.g., CZCS products from the Distributed Active Archive Center have been resampled to 18-km resolution). Use the links on the Data Providers pages to ascertain available formats, processing levels, resolutions.

Last updated: August 2004