Satellite Image Information- Details of Spatial and Spectral Resolution

Satellite Image Information:

There are many types of satellite images available through download and purchase options, one can select from them as per need of their project. These satellite image can be selected based on different properties of satellite image such as Spatial resolution, spectral resolution, temporal resolution and swath of satellite image (that describe the scene size or coverage area). 

A satellite can use only visible part of electromagnetic energy and some satellite use both visible and infrared part of electromagnetic energy. This is usually referred by spectral resolutions or number of band recorded in particular satellite image. 

The list is provided to understand the satellite information and use in specific need as per satellite image specification. It has information of different satellite mission details with their properties such as bands, resolution and scene size. This information can be used to acquire satellite image as per your need of project or research.

Satellite Images Detailed Information

Type
Years
Bands
MS (m)
Pan (m)
Scene Size (km)
Landsat 4-5 MSS
1982-1999
4
80
170 x 185
Landsat 4-5 TM
1982-2012
7
30
170 x 185
Landsat 7 ETM+
1999-
8
30
15
170 x 185
Landsat 8
2013-
11
30
15
170 x 185
SPOT 1-3
1986-1997
3
20
10
60 x 60
SPOT 4
1998-2013
4
20
10
60 x 60
SPOT 5
2002-
4
10
2.5 / 5
60 x 60
SPOT 6-7
2012-
4
6
1.5
60
IKONOS
1999-
4
4
1
11.3
QuickBird
2001-2014
4
2.4
0.6
16.8
Pléiades 1A-1B
2011-
4
2
0.5
20
WorldView-1
2007-
1
0.46
17.6 x 14
WorldView-2
2009-
8
1.84
0.46
16.4
WorldView-3
2014-
28
1.24
0.31
13.1
WorldView-4 
2016-
4
1.24
0.31


Comments

  1. Excellent. Could add information on Indian satellite available through Bhuvan platform.

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    1. Indian Satellite image download through Bhuvan Webiste added in new article , https://www.gisoutlook.com/2019/06/free-satellite-images-download.html

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