Satellite Sensors

High resolution ( Upto – 1 m)
Satellite SensorsPan resolution (m)Multispectral resolution (m)BandsSwath width (km)
GEOEYE-10.411.65Blue, Green, Red and Near Infrared + Pan15.2 /9.44 Miles at nadir
IKONOS0.823.2Blue, Green, Red and Near Infrared + Pan11.3  at nadir, 13.8  at 26o off-nadir
IKONOS stereo0.8 – 13.28Blue, Green, Red and Near Infrared + Pan11.3  at nadir, 13.8  at 26o off-nadir
PLEIADES-1A0.52, color 0.5Blue, Green, Red and Near Infrared + Pan20  at nadir
PLEIADES-1B0.52, color 0.5Blue, Green, Red and Near Infrared + Pan20  at nadir
Quick Bird0.612.44Blue, Green, Red and Near Infrared + Pan16.5 at nadir
WorldView-10.46Pan17.6 at nadir
WorldView-20.461.8Pan, Coastal, Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, Red-Edge, NIR1, NIR216.4 at nadir
CARTOSAT-21PAN9.6
CARTOSAT-2a<1PAN9.6
CARTOSAT-2B<1PAN9.6
SKYSAT-10.92Blue, Green, Red and Near Infrared + Pan8
KOMPSAT-30.72.8Blue, Green, Red and Near Infrared + Pan16.8
EROS B0.7Pan7
KOMPSAT-214Blue, Green, Red and Near Infrared + Pan15
OrbView-3

14Blue, Green, Red and Near Infrared + Pan14
High resolution ( Upto -5 m)
SatellitePan resolution (m)Multispectral resolution (m)BandsSwath width (km)
ALOS
(AVNIR-2)10Blue, Green, Red and Near Infrared
(PALSAR)10 and 100SAR-L (1.3 frequency)
(PRISM)2.5Pan
CARTOSAT-12.5Pan30
FORMOSAT-228Blue, Green, Red and Near Infrared+Pan24
SPOT-5 (2.5m/5m)2.5 (From 2 × 5m scene)10Green, Red, Near IR, Shortwave+Pan60 to 80  at nadir
SPOT-5 (2.5m/5m)5m20Green, Red, Near IR, Shortwave+Pan60 to 80  at nadir
SPOT-6 (1.5)1.56Blue, Green, Red and Near Infrared+Pan60
Rapideye5Blue, Green, Red and Near Infrared+Pan77
RESOURCESAT-1 (LISS-IV)
5.8Green, Red, Near IR23 or 70 (Multi spectral or Mono mode)
GOKTURK-22.510,20Blue, Green, Red, NIR, SWIR+Pan20
TH-2210Blue, Green, Red, NIR+Pan60
NigeriaSat-2/MS-VHRI2.55Blue, Green, Red, IR+Pan
TopSat 1/ RAL Cam MS2.55Blue, Green, Red+Pan10
EROS-A1.8Pan14
Theos215Blue, Green, Red, NIR96
BEIJING-1432Red Green, NIR600
PROBA/HRC518,341815
Medium resolution (Upto – 30 m)
SatellitePan resolution (m)Multispectral resolution (m)BandsSwath width (km)
ASTER (15m)
VNIR (Visible Near Infrared)15VNIR ( 4 bands)60
SWIR (Shortwave Infrared)30SWIR (6 bands)60
TIR (Thermal Infrared)60TIR (5 bands)60
CBERS – 2
WFI (Wide Field Imager)260Red, Infrared890
CCD (High Resolution Camera)20Blue, Green, Red, Near Infrared113
IRMSS (Infrared Multispectral Scanner)27Pan27
LANDSAT 5TM -7ETM1530 and 90Blue, Green, Red, Near Infrared, Shortwave Infrared 1, Thermal Infrared, Shortwave Infrared 2, Pan185
Nigeriasat-X22Green, Red, NIR
Resourcesat-2/Liss-III23.5Red, Green, NIR, SWIR141
Deimos-122Green, Red, NIR600
UK-DMC-2/SLIM622Green, Red, NIR638
BILSAT-11226Red, Blue, Green, NIR+Pan640
Nigeriasat-132Green, Red, NIR640
ALSAT-132Green, Red, NIR640
UK-DMC/EC (DMC)32Green, Red, NIR600
EO-1/ALI-MS1030Blue, Blue, Green, Red, NIR, NIR, SWIR, NIR, SWIR+Pan37
EO-1/ Hyperion302207,7
ASTER (15m)15, 30, 90Green, Red, NIR, NIR, SWIR, SWIR, SWIR, SWIR, SWIR, SWIR, TIR, TIR, TIR, TIR60
LANDSAT 7ETM+1530Blue, Green, Red, NIR, SWIR, SWIR, TIR+Pan185
SPOT-41020Green, Red, NIR, SWIR+Pan60
SPOT-31020Green, Red, NIR+Pan60
JERS-1SAR (18)24Green, Red, NIR, NIR75
SPOT-21020Green, Red, NIR60
SPOT-11020Green, Red, NIR60
Landsat 5/MSS80Green, Red, NIR, NIR185
Landsat 5/TM30,120Blue, Green, Red, NIR, SWIR, SWIR, TIR185
RESURS-01-145Green, Red, NIR600
Landsat 4/TM30, 120Blue, Green, Red, NIR, SWIR, SWIR, TIR183
Landast 3/RBV
30183
Low or Medium resolution
SatellitePan resolution (m)Multispectral resolution (m)BandsSwath width (km)
LANDSAT 81530 and 90Pan, Coastel, Blue, Green, Red, NIR, SWIR, SWIR, SWIR185
NPP
VIIRS (Visible infrared imaging radiometer suit)375 and 75022bands3000
ENVISAT
ASAR (Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar)12.5VV 1 (Wave length 5.6 & Freq 5331)5-406
MERIS (Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer)30015 bands1150
Metosat MSG
GERB (Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget)400007
SEVIRI (Spinning Enhanced Visible & Infrared Imager)1000 and 300012
SPOT5/VEGETATION 21000Blue, Red, NIR, SWIR (4)2250
MODIS250, 500, 1000362330
SPOT4/VEGETATION 11000Blue, Red, NIR, SWIR (4)60
IRS-1D/ WiFS188Red, NIR (2)774
Orbview-2/ SeaWiFS1130Blue, Blue, Green, Green, Green, NIR, NIR, NIR (8)2800
IRS-1C/ WiFS118Red, NIR (2)810
RESURS-01-1/ MSU-S240Green, Red, NIR (3)600
RESURS-01-1/ MSU-SK170, 600Red, Green, NIR, NIR, TIR600
ResourceSat/AWiFS56Red, Green, NIR, SWIR740
Landast 2/ MSS80Green, Red, NIR, NIR183
Landast 2/ RBV80Green, Red, NIR183
Landsat 1/ MSS80Green, Red, NIR, NIR183
Landsat 1/ RBV80Green, Red, NIR183
Radar Satellites
SatelliteSpatial resolution (m)BandsBand namePolaritySwath width (km)
COSMO-SKYMED 41, 5, 15, 30, 1001X-Band   HH, VV, HV, VH10, 40, 30, 100, 200
TanDEM-X1, 3, 161X-Band   HH, VV, HV, VH1500
COSMO_SKYMED 21, 5, 15, 30, 1001X-Band   HH, VV, HV, VH10, 40, 30, 100, 200
RADARSAT 23, 8, 12, 18, 25, 30, 40, 50, 1001C-BandHH, HV, VH, VV5 – 500
COSMO-SKYMED 11, 5, 15, 30, 1001X-Band   HH, VV, HV, VH10, 40, 30, 100, 200
Terra SAR-X1, 3, 161X-Band   HH, VV, HV, VH1500
ALOS (PALSAR)10, 20, 30, 1001L-BandHH, VV, HH, & HV, VV & VH70
ENVISAT (ASAR)12.51C-BandVV5 – 406
RADARSAT 1 (SAR)8,25, 30, 35, 50, 1001C-BandHH50 – 500
ERS 2 (AMI)251C-BandVV100
ERS 1 (AMI)251C-BandVV100