BackForwardInstrument:  PAN (Ingenio) 

Instrument details
Acronym PAN (Ingenio)
Full name Panchromatic Imager
Purpose High resolution land observation, disasters monitoring
Short description One panchromatic channel (450-680 nm), supporting MS
Background Consolidated technology
Scanning Technique Pushbroom. Swath: 60 km
Resolution 2.5 m
Coverage / Cycle Global coverage in 38 days (orbital repeat cycle)
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency CDTI
Instrument Maturity Backed by strong heritage
Utilization Period: TBD
Last update: 2022-07-18
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Passive optical radiometer or spectrometer
  • High resolution optical imager
WIGOS Subcomponents
  • Subcomponent 1
  • High-resolution multi-spectral VIS/IR imagers
  • High-resolution multi-spectral VIS/IR imager
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Fire fractional cover
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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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Cloud cover5 - marginalInfrequent coverage.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel
Fire fractional cover*2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel with high resolution, for fire boundary detection
Glacier cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Long time for mapping.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel with high resolution, for glacier boundary detection
Snow cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Infrequent coverage.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel
Sea-ice cover5 - marginalCloud sensitive.. Daylight only.Panchromatic channel