Geography 376  

Future Remote Sensing Systems

Planned Major Land Remote Sensing Systems

Platform Sensor Proposed
Launch
Pan Visible Near-IR Thermal-IR Radar Microwave
( # channels @ spatial resolution )
Aqua MODIS

 2001
 1@250 m
2 @500 m
7 @ 1000 m
 1@250 m
3@500 m
6 @ 1000 m
 16 @ 1000 m
AMSR  12 @ 10 km
Aura

 various

 2003
           
OrbView-3
   1 m

  3 @ 4 m

  1 @ 4 m

     
Envisat-1 ASAR

January 2002
 C band @
30 - 1000 m
HH VV HV VH
MERIS  8 @ 300 m  7 @ 300 m
MWR  4 @ 20 km
AASTR  2 @ 1000 m  1 @ 1000 m  4 @ 1000 m
RADARSAT-2 RADARSAT-2 2003  C band @
3 - 100 m
HH VV HV VH
SPOT-5 HRG  2003  2.5 m
5 m
 2 @ 10 m 1 @ 10 m
1 @ 20 m

 

 

 

Related Links

Destination: Earth - NASA's Earth Science Enterprise

Future Earth Science Satellite Missions

The Global Change Master Directory

Global Change Data and Information System

NASA CHAART of Past, Present and Future Sensor Systems

 

 


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