BackForwardInstrument:  SpaceView 24 

Instrument details
Acronym SpaceView 24
Full name SpaceView 24 imaging telescope
Purpose High-resolution land observation and disaster monitoring
Short description Detailed instrument description not yet available. Presumably, 4-channel radiometer, 1 panchromatic, 3 in VIS (RBG)
Background New development
Scanning Technique Pushbroom, stereable both along- and across- track. Frames of 30 km2. Video capability
Resolution 1 m at s.s.p.
Coverage / Cycle Few days, depending on strategic pointing
Mass 10 kg Power 10 W Data Rate

 

Providing Agency BSG
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2019 to ≥2023
Last update: 2019-06-29
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
  • Fraction of Absorbed PAR (FAPAR)
  • Land surface topography
Secondary mission objectives
  • Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR)
  • Sea-ice 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.VIS channel(s)
Earth surface albedo5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.VIS channels
Fraction of Absorbed PAR (FAPAR)4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.VIS channels including Red at 700 nm
Glacier cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Long time for mapping.. Daylight only.VIS and panchromatic channel with higher resolution, for glacier boundary detection
Glacier topography4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Long time for mapping.. Daylight only.VIS and panchromatic channels with cross- and along-track steering capability for stereoscopy both in-orbit and between orbits
Ice sheet topography4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Long time for mapping.. Daylight only.VIS and panchromatic channels with cross- and along-track steering capability for stereoscopy both in-orbit and between orbits
Land surface topography4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Long time for mapping.. Daylight only.VIS and panchromatic channels with cross- and along-track steering capability for stereoscopy both in-orbit and between orbits
Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR)4 - fairCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.VIS channels, range undersampled
Sea-ice cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS channel(s)
Snow cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.VIS and panchromatic (higher resolution) channels
Fire fractional cover2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.VIS channels with high resolution for boundary detection