Instrument: PAN (CartoSat-2A/B)
Very-high-resolution land imagery
Single VNIR channel (0.50-0.85 µm), SNR = 345 @ 550 W m-2 sr-1 µm-1
Follow-on of PAN on CartoSat-1
Pushbroom, 12288 pixel/line, swath 9.6 km. Possible to be tilted along-track (10° aft- and 26° fore-) for in-orbit stereoscopy, and cross-track within a field of regard of 400 km.
0.80 m s.s.p.
Coverage / Cycle
Depending on pointing strategy. Repeat cycle for a selected local scene: one week minimum, in daylight
336 Mbps (105 Mbps after compression)
Flown on operational programme
2007 to 2019-08-13
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
Earth observation instrument Passive optical radiometer or spectrometer High resolution optical imager
No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Primary mission objectives
Secondary mission objectives
Glacier cover Sea-ice cover Snow cover Opportunity objectives Show all Show fewer
Tentative Evaluation of Measurements
The following list indicates which measurements can
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Variable Relevance for measuring this variable Operational limitations Explanation
Cloud cover 5 - marginal Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only. Panchromatic channel
Fire fractional cover 2 - very high Cloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only. Panchromatic channel with high resolution, for fire boundary detection
Glacier cover 5 - marginal Cloud sensitive.. Long time for mapping.. Daylight only. Panchromatic channel with high resolution, for glacier boundary detection
Sea-ice cover 5 - marginal Cloud sensitive.. Daylight only. Panchromatic channel
Snow cover 5 - marginal Cloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only. Panchromatic channel