BackForwardInstrument:  GHOSt-Imager 

Instrument details
Acronym GHOSt-Imager
Full name GHOSt-Imager
Purpose To make measurements of atmospheric trace gases and land surface reflectance at high spatial and spectral resolution in the visible and SWIR.
Short description GHOSt measures in more than 400 spectral bands in the visible to shortwave infrared range of 400 - 2500 nm. Lacking details of spectral resolution.
Background A new development by OSK.
Scanning Technique Assumed cross-track
Resolution 8.3 m for multispectral band and 3 m for panchromatic bands.
Coverage / Cycle Twice a day.
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency OSK
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 2023 to 2029
Last update: 2023-11-27
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Passive optical radiometer or spectrometer
  • Cross-nadir infrared sounder, possibly including VIS channels
WIGOS Subcomponents
  • Subcomponent 4
  • High-resolution optical observation constellation (commercial)
  • High-resolution optical observation constellation (commercial)
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Aerosol Optical Depth
  • Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
  • Vegetation type
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.