BackForwardInstrument:  PAN (Monitor-E) 

Instrument details
Acronym PAN (Monitor-E)
Full name Panchromatic Radiometer
Purpose High-resolution land and vegetation monitoring. Digital Elevation Model (DEM) by in-orbit stereoscopy
Short description 1 panchromatic channel (0.536-0.843 µm)
Background Consolidated technology
Scanning Technique Pushbroom: 12000 pixel/line, swath 96 km addressable within an area of regard of 780 km Fore- and aft- pointing capability for in-orbit stereoscopy (by satellite tilting)
Resolution 8 m PAN
Coverage / Cycle Global coverage in 26 days, in daylight; locally more frequent by strategic pointing
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency Roscosmos
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2005 to 2008-08-15
Last update: 2017-03-28
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates future satellites

Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Passive optical radiometer or spectrometer
  • High resolution optical imager
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Fire fractional cover
Secondary mission objectives
  • Glacier cover
  • Sea-ice cover
  • Snow cover
Opportunity objectives
  • Cloud cover
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

The following list indicates which measurements can typically be retrieved from this category of instrument. To see a full Gap Analysis by Variable, click on the respective variable.

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Cloud cover5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel
Fire fractional cover2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel with high resolution, for fire boundary detection
Glacier cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Long time for mapping.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel with high resolution, for glacier boundary detection
Glacier topography5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Long time for mapping.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel and cross-track steering capability for stereoscopy between images from neighbouri orbits
Ice sheet topography5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Long time for mapping.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel and cross-track steering capability for stereoscopy between images from neighbouring orbits
Land surface topography5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Long time for mapping.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel and cross-track steering capability for stereoscopy between images from neighbouring orbits
Sea-ice cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel
Snow cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel