Missions and Instruments

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ALOS (Historical)
AVNIR-2
PALSAR
PRISM
ALOS-2
PALSAR-2
Amazonia-1 (Notional)
AWFI
Aqua
AIRS
CERES
MODIS
AMSR-E
Aura
OMI
TES
Beijing-1
SLIM-6
CALIPSO
WFC
CARTOSAT-1
Pan
CARTOSAT-2
Pan
CARTOSAT-2B
PAN
CBERS-1 (Historical)
HRCCD
WFI
IR-MSS
CBERS-2 (Historical)
WFI
HRCCD
IRMSS
CBERS-4
MUXCam
PanMUX
IRS
WFI
CloudSat
CPR
CryoSat-2
SIRAL-2
CSK-1
SAR-2000
CSK-2
SAR-2000
CSK-3
SAR-2000
CSK-4
SAR-2000
Envisat (Historical)
AATSR
ASAR
MERIS
MIPAS
SCIAMACHY
EROS-B1
PIC-2
ERS-1 (Historical)
AMI
ATSR-1
ERS-2 (Historical)
ATSR-2
AMI
GOME
FORMOSAT-2 (ROCSat-2)
RSI
FORMOSAT-3 FM1
TIP
FORMOSAT-3 FM2
TIP
FORMOSAT-3 FM3 (Historical)
TIP
FORMOSAT-3 FM4
TIP
FORMOSAT-3 FM5
TIP
FORMOSAT-3 FM6
TIP
FY-1D (Historical)
MVISR
FY-3A
ERM
IRAS
MERSI
MWHS
MWRI
MWTS
TOU
VIRR
SBUS
FY-3B
SBUS
ERM
IRAS
MERSI
MWHS
MWRI
MWTS
TOU
VIRR
FY-3C
ERM
IRAS
MERSI
MWHS-2
MWRI
MWTS-2
TOU
SBUS
VIRR
GCOM-W1
AMSR-2
GeoEye-1
GIS
GOSAT
TANSO-FTS
TANSO-CAI
GPM
DPR
GMI
HJ-1A
HSI
WVC
HJ-1B
IRMSS
WVC
HJ-1C
SAR
HY-1B
COCTS
CZI
HY-2A
ALT
MWI
KU-RFSCAT
IKONOS-2
OSA
IMS-1
HySI
MxT
International Space Station (ISS)
SMILES
HICO
Jason-1 (Historical)
Poseidon-2
JERS-1 (Historical)
L-band SAR
JPSS-1 (Notional)
ATMS
CrIS
CERES
OMPS
VIIRS
Kanopus-V N1
MSS
MSU-200
PSS
KOMPSAT-2
MSC
KOMPSAT-5
COSI-SAR
Landsat 5 (Historical)
TM
Landsat 7
ETM
Landsat 8
OLI
TIRS
MEGHA-TROPIQUES
MADRAS
SAPHIR
ScaRaB
Meteor-M N1
BRLK Severyanin-M
KMSS
Metop-A
AMSU-A
ASCAT
AVHRR-3
IASI
Metop-B
AMSU-A
ASCAT
AVHRR/3
IASI
Monitor-E (Historical)
PSA
RDSA
NigeriaSat-1 (Historical)
SLIM-6
NigeriaSat-2
VHRI
MRI
NigeriaSat-X
SLIM-6
NMP EO-1
ALI
Hyperion
NOAA-15
HIRS-3
AMSU-A
AMSU-B
AVHRR/3
NOAA-16
AMSU-B
AMSU-A
AVHRR/3
NOAA-17 (Historical)
AMSU-A
AMSU-B
AVHRR/3
HIRS/3
NOAA-18
AMSU-A
AVHRR/3
NOAA-19
AVHRR/3
NPP
ATMS
CrIS
OMPS
VIIRS
CERES
OCEANSAT-2
OCM
Scatterometer
OCO-2
Spectrometer
Odin
OSIRIS
SMR
Orbview-3 (Historical)
OHRIS
OSTM (Jason-2) (Jason-2)
Poseidon-3
PARASOL (Historical)
POLDER-P
PLEIADES-1A
HiRI
PLEIADES-1B
HiRI
PROBA
HRC
CHRIS
PROBA-V
VGT-P
QuickBird-2 (Historical)
BGIS 2000
QuikSCAT
SeaWinds
RADARSAT-1
SAR-C
RADARSAT-2
SAR-C
RapidEye 1
REIS
RapidEye 2
REIS
RapidEye 3
REIS
RapidEye 4
REIS
RapidEye 5
REIS
RASAT
OIS
RCM-1 (Notional)
C-SAR
RCM-2 (Notional)
C-SAR
RCM-3 (Notional)
C-SAR
RESOURCESAT-1 (IRS-P6)
AWiFS
LISS-III
LISS-IV
RESOURCESAT-2
AWiFS
LISS-IV
LISS-III
Resurs DK 1
Geoton-L1
RISAT-1
SAR
RISAT-2
SAR-X
SAC-C
HRTC
MMRS
SAC-D
Aquarius
HSC
NIRST
MWR
SAOCOM-1A (Notional)
LBI
SAOCOM-1B (Notional)
LBI
SCISAT-1
ACE-FTS
Sentinel-1A
C-SAR
Sentinel-1B
C-SAR
Sentinel-2A
MSI
Sentinel-2B
MSI
Sentinel-3A
SLSTR
OLCI
Sentinel-3B (Notional)
SLSTR
OLCI
Sich-2
IREI
MBEI
SMAP
Radar-Radiometer
SMOS
MIRAS
SPOT-1 (Historical)
HRV
SPOT-2 (Historical)
HRV
SPOT-3 (Historical)
HRV
SPOT-4 (Historical)
VEGETATION
HRVIR
SPOT-5
HRG
VEGETATION
SPOT-6
NAOMI
TanDEM-X
X-Band SAR
Terra
ASTER
MISR
CERES
MODIS
MOPITT
TerraSAR-X
TSX-SAR
TET-1
VNIR Camera
IR Cameras
THEOS
MS
TRMM (Historical)
LIS
PR
TMI
VIRS
CERES
TRUTHS (Notional)
Radiometer
UK-DMC (Historical)
SLIM-6
UK-DMC2
SLIM-6-22
VENuS (Notional)
VSSC
WorldView-1
WV60
WorldView-2
WV110
WorldView-3
WV-3 Imager
Missions131
Mission-Instrument Combos  241


Note: All swaths currently shown are the fully accessible swaths for each instrument.  Click on a mission or instrument for modeling assumption details.
Mission Agency Launch Date Orbit Orbit Altitude (km) Instrument Swath (km)
ALOS

ALOS Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 690 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 46 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
JAXAJan 24, 2006Sun Synchronous690
  • AVNIR-2 (Full Accessible)

    AVNIR-2 (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (93.8 degrees) determined ±44 degree pointing with additional 2.9 degrees (70 km nadir swath half-angle) equating to a total GFOV of 1584 km.
    • Altitude: 690 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • AVNIR-2 (Standard)

    AVNIR-2 (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (5.8 degrees) yields a 70 km swath using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 690 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • PALSAR

    PALSAR Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-Looking
    • Swath: FOV (44.1 degrees) determined from ~7.2 degree lower extent of swath and upper extent of 51.4 degree yielding a swath width of 870 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 691 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • PRISM (Nadir)

    PRISM (Nadir) Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1584
  • 70
  • 869
  • 70
ALOS-2

ALOS-2 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 628 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 14 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
JAXAMay 24, 2014Sun Synchronous628
  • PALSAR-2 (Full Accessible)

    PALSAR-2 (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath:FOV (51.5 degrees) determined from 8-70 degree incidence angles equating to a swath width of 1165 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 628 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • PALSAR-2 (Fine Beam Dual-Pol)

    PALSAR-2 (Fine Beam Dual-Pol) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath:FOV (12.2 degrees) determined from 28.5-42.5 degree incidence angles equating to a swath wdith of 200 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 628 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • PALSAR-2 (ScanSAR Dual-Pol)

    PALSAR-2 (ScanSAR Dual-Pol) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath:FOV (20.1 degrees) determined from 25.7-49.0 degree incidence angles equating to a swath width of 350 km per swath with left and right looking including using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 628 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • PALSAR-2 (Fine Beam Dual-Pol - Beam 5)

    PALSAR-2 (Fine Beam Dual-Pol - Beam 5) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath:FOV (4.768 degrees) determined from 28.5-33.9 degree incidence angles equating to a swath width of 70 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 628 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • PALSAR-2 (Fine Beam Dual-Pol - Beam 6)

    PALSAR-2 (Fine Beam Dual-Pol - Beam 6) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath:FOV (4.182 degrees) determined from 33.7-38.5 degree incidence angles equating to a swath width of 68.6 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 628 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • PALSAR-2 (Fine Beam Dual-Pol - Beam 7)

    PALSAR-2 (Fine Beam Dual-Pol - Beam 7) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath:FOV (3.606 degrees) determined from 38.3-42.5 degree incidence angles equating to a swath width of 66.2 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 628 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1165
  • 199
  • 223
  • 70
  • 69
  • 66
Amazonia-1 (Notional)

Amazonia-1 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 752 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 26 days to orbit repeat.

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
INPE-Sun Synchronous752
  • AWFI

    AWFI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (51.7 degrees) determined from the 740 km swath width using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 752 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 740
Aqua

Aqua Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 705 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 16 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASAMay 04, 2002Sun Synchronous705
  • AIRS

    AIRS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (99 degrees) yielding a 1806 km swath using a spherical earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • CERES

    CERES Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (115.6 degrees) determined as a very large swath that would cover most of the Earth a large part of the time.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes
    This is a limb-to-limb scanner and the full capability cannot be modeled in COVE at this time.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MODIS

    MODIS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (110 degrees) determined from 2330 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • AMSR-E

    AMSR-E Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (88 degrees) determined from 1445 km swath width using spherical Earth
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1806
  • 2717
  • 2330
  • 1445
Aura

Aura Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 705 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 16 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASAJul 15, 2004Sun Synchronous705
  • OMI

    OMI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (114 degrees) determined from a swath width of 2600 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • TES

    TES Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (45.3 degres) determined from a ±45 degree pointing capability (from boresite) with an additional 0.3 degrees (8.5 km nadir half-angle) to yield a swath width of 1522 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 2600
  • 1522
Beijing-1

Beijing-1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NRSCCOct 27, 2005Sun Synchronous686
  • SLIM-6

    SLIM-6 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (49.5 degrees) determined from flat earth swath of 324 km perchannel with 10,200 total detectors and 567 detectors overlapping between channels (3 per bank) yielding a swath width of 640 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 686 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 640
CALIPSO

CALIPSO Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 705 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 16 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASAApr 28, 2006Sun Synchronous705
  • WFC

    WFC Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (4.9 degrees) determined from 61 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 61
CARTOSAT-1

CARTOSAT-1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ISROMay 05, 2005Sun Synchronous618
  • Pan

    Pan Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (2.8 deg) was determined from a swath width of 30 km using a spherical Earth given directly to COVE by ISRO.
    • Altitude: 618 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 30
CARTOSAT-2

CARTOSAT-2 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ISROJan 10, 2007Sun Synchronous631
  • Pan (Standard)

    Pan (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (0.9 degrees) determined from 9.6 km swath width at nadir directly from ISRO using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 630.6 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 9.6
CARTOSAT-2B

CARTOSAT-2B Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ISROJul 12, 2010Sun Synchronous637
  • PAN (Full Accessible)

    PAN (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • PAN (Standard)

    PAN (Standard) Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1371
  • 9.6
CBERS-1

CBERS-1 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 778 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 26 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CRESDAOct 14, 1999Sun Synchronous778
  • HRCCD (Standard)

    HRCCD (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (8.305 degrees) determined from 113 km swath using a spherical earth.
    • Altitude: 778 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • WFI

    WFI Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • IR-MSS

    IR-MSS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: 119.5 km swath width determined from FOV (8.78 degrees) using spherical Earth
    • Altitude: 778 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 113
  • 918
  • 119
CBERS-2

CBERS-2 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 778 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 26 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CRESDAOct 21, 2003Sun Synchronous778
  • WFI

    WFI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (58.5 degrees) determined from 890 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 778 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • HRCCD (Standard)

    HRCCD (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (8.3 degrees) determined from 113 km swath using a spherical earth.
    • Altitude: 778 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • HRCCD (Full Accessible)

    HRCCD (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (72.3 degrees) determined from 32 degree cross-track pointing assumed at boresite with additional 4.2 degrees (113 km nadir half-angle) to yield a swath width of 1178 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 778 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • IRMSS

    IRMSS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (8.8 degrees) determined from 120 km swath width using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 778 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 890
  • 113
  • 1178
  • 120
CBERS-4

CBERS-4 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CRESDADec 07, 2014Sun Synchronous778
  • MUXCam

    MUXCam Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • PanMUX (Full)

    PanMUX (Full) Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • PanMUX (Nadir)

    PanMUX (Nadir) Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • IRS

    IRS Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • WFI

    WFI Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 120
  • 1090
  • 60
  • 120
  • 866
CloudSat

CloudSat Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASAApr 28, 2006Sun Synchronous705
  • CPR

    CPR Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (0.1 degrees) determined from 1.4 km swath width using spherical Earth
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1.4
CryoSat-2

CryoSat-2 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ESAApr 08, 2010Polar717
  • SIRAL-2

    SIRAL-2 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (1.2 degrees) determined from 250 m swath x 64 strips coadded resulting in 15 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 717 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 15
CSK-1

CSK-1 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 620 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 16 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ASIJun 08, 2007Sun Synchronous620
  • SAR-2000

    SAR-2000 Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (33.6 degrees) determined from 20-59.5 degree incidence angles for swath extents for extended high and low viewing, which yields a swath width of 660 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 620 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 658
CSK-2

CSK-2 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 620 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 16 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ASIDec 08, 2007Sun Synchronous620
  • SAR-2000

    SAR-2000 Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (33.6 degrees) determined from 20-59.5 degree incidence angles for swath extents for extended high and low viewing, which yields a swath width of 660 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 620 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 658
CSK-3

CSK-3 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 620 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 16 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ASIOct 25, 2008Sun Synchronous620
  • SAR-2000

    SAR-2000 Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (33.6 degrees) determined from 20-59.5 degree incidence angles for swath extents for extended high and low viewing, which yields a swath width of 660 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 620 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 658
CSK-4

CSK-4 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 620 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 16 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ASINov 05, 2010Sun Synchronous620
  • SAR-2000

    SAR-2000 Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (33.6 degrees) determined from 20-59.5 degree incidence angles for swath extents for extended high and low viewing, which yields a swath width of 660 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 620 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 658
Envisat

Envisat Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 765 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 30 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ESAMar 01, 2002Sun Synchronous765
  • AATSR

    AATSR Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (35.3 degrees) determined from the 512 km swath width assuming DRM of 800 km altitude using spherical Earth found here: http://envisat.esa.int/handbooks/aatsr/CNTR1-1-4.htm
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No
    This instrument is modeled as though it is a nadir viewing instrument. Normal Operation entails a dual view of Earth at two pointing angles one at nadir and 47 degrees along-track (forward).
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • ASAR

    ASAR Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (25.9 degrees) determined from incidence angle range of 15-45.2 degrees and 786 km altitude, which was then translated to DRM with 800 km altitude.
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MERIS

    MERIS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (68.5 degrees) as found in ESA detailed document found on the ESA website, which equates to 1125 km using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MIPAS

    MIPAS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (2.1 degrees) determined from 30 km swath width from the rearward viewing swath assuming DRM of 800 km altitude using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No
    This instrument has both a rear viewing and side viewing swath. COVE is only modeling the rear viewing swath as though it were nadir pointing.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • SCIAMACHY

    SCIAMACHY Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (60.8 degrees) determined from 960 km swath width assuming DRM of 800 km altitude using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 489
  • 470
  • 1074
  • 29
  • 917
EROS-B1

EROS-B1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ImageSatApr 25, 2006Sun Synchronous510
  • PIC-2

    PIC-2 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (1.6 degrees) determined from a swath width of 14 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 510 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 14
ERS-1

ERS-1 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 782 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 35 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ESAJul 17, 1991Sun Synchronous782
  • AMI

    AMI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (7.315 degrees) yields a swath width of 100 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 782 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • ATSR-1

    ATSR-1 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (36.023 degrees) determined from 512 km swath width using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 782 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 100
  • 500
ERS-2

ERS-2 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 566 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ESAApr 21, 1995Sun Synchronous566
  • ATSR-2

    ATSR-2 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (35.3 degrees) determined from the 512 km swath width assuming DRM of 800 km altitude using spherical Earth found here: http://envisat.esa.int/handbooks/aatsr/CNTR1-1-4.htm
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes
    This instrument is modeled as though it is a nadir viewing instrument. Normal Operation entails a dual view of Earth at two pointing angles one at nadir and 47 degrees along-track (forward).
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • AMI

    AMI Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (6.1 degrees) determined from 19-26 degrees yielding a GFOV of 100 km.
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • GOME

    GOME Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (61.876 degrees) yields a swath width of 960 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 782 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 362
  • 70
  • 690
FORMOSAT-2 (ROCSat-2)

FORMOSAT-2 (ROCSat-2) Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NSPOMay 20, 2004Sun Synchronous891
  • RSI (Standard)

    RSI (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (0.8 degrees) determined from a swath width of 24 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 891 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • RSI (Full Accessible)

    RSI (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (91.5 degrees) determined from a swath width of 24 km using a spherical Earth with a 45 body pointing capability.
    • Altitude: 891 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 24
  • 1999
FORMOSAT-3 FM1

FORMOSAT-3 FM1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NSPOApr 15, 2006Elliptical800
  • TIP

    TIP Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (3.8 degres) yields a swath width of 53 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 53
FORMOSAT-3 FM2

FORMOSAT-3 FM2 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NSPOApr 15, 2006Elliptical800
  • TIP

    TIP Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (3.8 degres) yields a swath width of 53 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 53
FORMOSAT-3 FM3

FORMOSAT-3 FM3 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NSPOApr 15, 2006Elliptical800
  • TIP

    TIP Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (3.8 degres) yields a swath width of 53 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 53
FORMOSAT-3 FM4

FORMOSAT-3 FM4 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NSPOApr 15, 2006Elliptical800
  • TIP

    TIP Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (3.8 degres) yields a swath width of 53 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 53
FORMOSAT-3 FM5

FORMOSAT-3 FM5 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NSPOApr 15, 2006Elliptical800
  • TIP

    TIP Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (3.8 degres) yields a swath width of 53 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 53
FORMOSAT-3 FM6

FORMOSAT-3 FM6 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NSPOApr 15, 2006Elliptical800
  • TIP

    TIP Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (3.8 degres) yields a swath width of 53 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 53
FY-1D

FY-1D Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NSMC-CMAMay 15, 2002Sun Synchronous863
  • MVISR

    MVISR Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (111.2 degrees) yields a swath width of 3061 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 863 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 3061
FY-3A

FY-3A Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 830 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 6 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NSMC-CMAMay 27, 2008Sun Synchronous830
  • ERM

    ERM Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (100 degrees) yields a swath width of 2219 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • IRAS

    IRAS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (99 degrees) yields a swath width of 2170 km using spherical earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MERSI

    MERSI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (110.8 degrees) yields a swath width of 2911 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MWHS

    MWHS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (106.8 degrees) yields a swath width of 2610 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MWRI

    MWRI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (77.6 degrees) determined from 1400 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MWTS

    MWTS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (97.2 degrees) yields a swath width of 2085 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • TOU

    TOU Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (112 degrees) yields a swath width of 3015 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • VIRR

    VIRR Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (110.8 degrees) yields a swath width of 2911 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • SBUS

    SBUS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (11.3 degrees) yields a swath width of 164 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 2219
  • 2170
  • 2911
  • 2610
  • 1400
  • 2085
  • 3015
  • 2911
  • 164
FY-3B

FY-3B Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NSMC-CMANov 05, 2010Sun Synchronous830
  • SBUS

    SBUS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (11.3 degrees) yields a swath width of 164 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • ERM

    ERM Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (100 degrees) yields a swath width of 2219 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • IRAS

    IRAS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (99 degrees) yields a swath width of 2170 km using spherical earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MERSI

    MERSI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (110.8 degrees) yields a swath width of 2911 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MWHS

    MWHS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (106.8 degrees) yields a swath width of 2610 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MWRI

    MWRI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (77.6 degrees) determined from 1400 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MWTS

    MWTS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (97.2 degrees) yields a swath width of 2085 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • TOU

    TOU Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (112 degrees) yields a swath width of 3015 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • VIRR

    VIRR Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (110.8 degrees) yields a swath width of 2911 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 164
  • 2219
  • 2170
  • 2911
  • 2610
  • 1400
  • 2085
  • 3015
  • 2911
FY-3C

FY-3C Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NSMC-CMASep 23, 2013Sun Synchronous830
  • ERM (Wide Field)

    ERM (Wide Field) Modeling Assumptions

    <b>ERM (Wide Field)</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 120 degree FOV translated into a 4,000 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 830 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • ERM (Narrow Field Full Acccessible)

    ERM (Narrow Field Full Acccessible) Modeling Assumptions

    <b>ERM (Narrow Field Full Accessible)</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 50 degree scanning range translated into a 2,219 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 830 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • ERM (Narrow Field Nadir)

    ERM (Narrow Field Nadir) Modeling Assumptions

    <b>ERM (Narrow Field)</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 2 degree FOV translated into a 29 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 830 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • IRAS

    IRAS Modeling Assumptions

    <b>IRAS</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 99 degree FOV translated to 1400 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 830 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: No</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MERSI

    MERSI Modeling Assumptions

    <b>MERSI</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 110.8 degree FOV translated into a 2,911 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 830 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MWHS-2

    MWHS-2 Modeling Assumptions

    <b>MWHS</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 106.7 degree FOV translated to 2605 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 830 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: No</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MWRI

    MWRI Modeling Assumptions

    <b>MWRI</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 1400 km swath width translated to 77.6 degree FOV.</li> <li>Altitude: 830 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: No</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MWTS-2

    MWTS-2 Modeling Assumptions

    <b>MWTS</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 99 degree FOV translated to 1400 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 830 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: No</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • TOU

    TOU Modeling Assumptions

    <b>TOU</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 112 degree FOV translated to 3,015 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 830 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: No</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • SBUS

    SBUS Modeling Assumptions

    <b>SBUS</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 11.3 degree FOV translated to 164 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 830 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • VIRR

    VIRR Modeling Assumptions

    <b>VIRR</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 110.8 degree FOV translated into a 2,911 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 830 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: No</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 4043
  • 2219
  • 29
  • 2170
  • 2911
  • 2606
  • 6182
  • 2058
  • 3015
  • 164
  • 2911
GCOM-W1

GCOM-W1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
JAXAMay 17, 2012Sun Synchronous700
  • AMSR-2

    AMSR-2 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (88.6 degrees) determined from 1450 km swath width using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 700 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No
    This instrument is modeled as nadir pointing. The viewing angles produced by COVE will not reflect normal operational angles.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1450
GeoEye-1

GeoEye-1 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 684 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 8 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
DigitalGlobeSep 06, 2008Sun Synchronous684
  • GIS (Full Accessible)

    GIS (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (60 degrees) determined from up to 60 degrees off-nadir or ±30 degrees from nadir and yields a swath width of 805 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 681 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes
    This instrument has the ability to point along-track up to 90 degrees for steroscopic images, however this instrument is being modeled as a nadir viewing instrument. Angles from COVE may be suspect.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • GIS (Standard)

    GIS (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (1.3 degrees) determined 15.2 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 681 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes
    This instrument has the ability to point along-track up to 90 degrees for steroscopic images, however this instrument is being modeled as a nadir viewing instrument. Angles from COVE may be suspect.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 805
  • 15
GOSAT

GOSAT Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 666 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 3 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
JAXAJan 23, 2009Sun Synchronous666
  • TANSO-FTS (Full Accessible)

    TANSO-FTS (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (60.4 degrees) determined from 790 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 666 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No
    Gaps due to operational pointing considerations are not being modeled inside of COVE. The swath is not contiguous and separation depends on the mode 1,3,5,7, or 9.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • TANSO-CAI

    TANSO-CAI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: 900 km swath width translated to a 66.8 degree FOV.
    • Altitude: 666 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 790
  • 900
GPM

GPM Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 407 km
  • Orbit Type: Elliptical orbit inclined 65 degrees.

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASAFeb 27, 2014Elliptical407
  • DPR (Ku-Band)

    DPR (Ku-Band) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (35.4 degrees) yields a swath width of 261 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 407 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • DPR (Ka-Band)

    DPR (Ka-Band) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (18.4 degrees) yields a swath width of 132 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 407 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • GMI

    GMI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (87.2 degrees) yields a swath width of 800 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 407 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No
    This swath is modeled as nadir pointing. Viewing angles produced by COVE will not be representative of actual acquisition angles.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 261
  • 132
  • 800
HJ-1A

HJ-1A Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 649 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 31 days to orbit repeat.

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CRESDASep 06, 2008Sun Synchronous649
  • HSI (Full Accessible)

    HSI (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (64.4 degrees) determined from 30 degree pointing (from boresite) with additional 2.2 degrees (50 km half-angle) yielding a swath width of 836 km using a sphercial Earth.
    • Altitude: 650 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • HSI (Standard)

    HSI (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (4.4 degrees) determined 50 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 650 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • WVC

    WVC Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (55.9 degrees) determined from 700 km swath width using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 650 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 835
  • 50
  • 699
HJ-1B

HJ-1B Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 649 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 31 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CRESDASep 06, 2008Sun Synchronous649
  • IRMSS

    IRMSS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (57.2 degrees) determined from 720 km swath width using spherical Earth
    • Altitude: 650 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • WVC

    WVC Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (55.9 degrees) determined from 700 km swath width using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 650 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 719
  • 699
HJ-1C

HJ-1C Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 499 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 31 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CRESDANov 18, 2012Sun Synchronous499
  • SAR

    SAR Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (21.3 degrees) determined from the extents of the swath shown in incidence angles from 24.08-47.99 degrees.
    • Altitude: 500 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No
    There are gaps in the swath that are not being modeled by COVE.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 288
HY-1B

HY-1B Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NSOASApr 11, 2007Sun Synchronous798
  • COCTS

    COCTS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (79.7 degrees) determined from ground swath of 1400 km using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 798 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • CZI

    CZI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (34.6 degrees) determined from 500 km swath width using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 798 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1400
  • 500
HY-2A

HY-2A Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NSOASAug 16, 2011Sun Synchronous963
  • ALT

    ALT Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (1 degrees) determined from 16 km swath width using spherical earth
    • Altitude: 970 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MWI

    MWI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (76 degrees) determined from 1600 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 970 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • KU-RFSCAT

    KU-RFSCAT Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (69.4 degrees) determined from 1400 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 970 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 16
  • 1588
  • 1389
IKONOS-2

IKONOS-2 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 681 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 14 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
DigitalGlobeSep 24, 1999Sun Synchronous681
  • OSA (Standard)

    OSA (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (1.9 degrees) determined from 11.3 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 681 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • OSA (Full Accessible)

    OSA (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (60.9 degrees) determined from the ±30 degree pointing (from boresite) with additional 0.4753 degrees (11.3 km half-angle) yielding a swath width of 817 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 681 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 11
  • 817
IMS-1

IMS-1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ISROApr 28, 2008Sun Synchronous626
  • HySI

    HySI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (11.8 degrees) determined from 129.5 km swath width using spherical Earth determined from information given by ISRO.
    • Altitude: 626 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MxT

    MxT Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (13.7 degrees) determined from 151 km swath width using a spherical Earth with information given by ISRO.
    • Altitude: 626 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 130
  • 151
International Space Station (ISS)

International Space Station (ISS) Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
JAXANov 28, 1998Elliptical407
  • SMILES

    SMILES Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • HICO (Full Accessible)

    HICO (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • N/A
  • 659
Jason-1

Jason-1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASADec 07, 2001Elliptical1323
  • Poseidon-2

    Poseidon-2 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (6.8 degrees) determined from 3.4 deg beam width on the C-Band yielding a swath width of 159 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 1336 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 157
JERS-1

JERS-1 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 568 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 44 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
JAXAFeb 11, 1992Sun Synchronous568
  • L-band SAR

    L-band SAR Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (6 degrees) determined from 32 to 38 degree incidence angles yielding at 77 km swath width.
    • Altitude: 568 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • L-band SAR

    L-band SAR Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: 7.55 degrees FOV that yields 75 km swath width.
    • Altitude: 568 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 77
  • 75
JPSS-1 (Notional)

JPSS-1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASA-0
  • ATMS (ATMS)

    ATMS (ATMS) Modeling Assumptions

    <b>ATMS</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 2600 km swath width translated to 107 degree FOV.</li> <li>Altitude: 824 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: No</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • CrIS

    CrIS Modeling Assumptions

    <b>CrIS</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 100 degree FOV tanslated to 2200 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 824 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • CERES

    CERES Modeling Assumptions

    <ul> <li>Swath: FOV (109 degrees) determined as a very large swath that would cover most of the Earth a large part of the time.</li> <li>Altitude: 824 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul> This is a limb-to-limb scanner and the full capability cannot be modeled in COVE at this time.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • OMPS (OMPS (Nadir Mapper))

    OMPS (OMPS (Nadir Mapper)) Modeling Assumptions

    <b>OMPS (Nadir Mapper)</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 110 degree FOV tanslated to 2,820 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 824 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • OMPS (OMPS (Nadir Profiler))

    OMPS (OMPS (Nadir Profiler)) Modeling Assumptions

    <b>OMPS (Nadir Profiler)</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 16.6 degree FOV tanslated to 240.8 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 824 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • VIIRS

    VIIRS Modeling Assumptions

    <b>VIIRS</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 111.7 degree FOV translated to a 2,958 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 824 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 0
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • 0
Kanopus-V N1

Kanopus-V N1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ROSHYDROMETJul 22, 2012Sun Synchronous510
  • MSS

    MSS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (2.2 degrees) was determined from 20 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 510 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MSU-200

    MSU-200 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (27.5 degrees) determined 250 km swath widthusing a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 510 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • PSS

    PSS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (2.2 degrees) was determined from 20 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 510 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 20
  • 250
  • 20
KOMPSAT-2

KOMPSAT-2 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
KARIJul 28, 2006Sun Synchronous685
  • MSC

    MSC Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (61.3 degrees) determined from ±30 degree pointing (from boresite) with additional 0.6 degree (15 km half-angle) to yield a swath width of 828 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 685 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 828
KOMPSAT-5

KOMPSAT-5 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 550 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 28 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
KARIAug 22, 2013Sun Synchronous550
  • COSI-SAR

    COSI-SAR Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (30.6 degrees) determined from 20-55 degree incidence angles for the extents of the swath yielding a GFOV of 490 km
    • Altitude: 550 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 490
Landsat 5

Landsat 5 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
USGSMar 01, 1984Sun Synchronous705
  • TM

    TM Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (14.9 degrees) determined from the 185 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 185
Landsat 7

Landsat 7 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
USGSApr 15, 1999Sun Synchronous705
  • ETM

    ETM Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (14.9 degrees) determined from the 185 km swath width using spherical Earth
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 185
Landsat 8

Landsat 8 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 705 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 16 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
USGSFeb 11, 2013Sun Synchronous705
  • OLI

    OLI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (14.9 degrees) determined from the 185 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • TIRS

    TIRS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (14.9 degrees) determined from the 185 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 185
  • 185
MEGHA-TROPIQUES

MEGHA-TROPIQUES Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CNESOct 12, 2011Elliptical867
  • MADRAS

    MADRAS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (85.1 degrees) determined from 1700 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 867 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes
    Modeled as nadir pointing.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • SAPHIR

    SAPHIR Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (85.1 degrees) from a swath width of 1700 km using a spherica l Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    • Altitude: 867 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • ScaRaB

    ScaRaB Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (97.4 degrees) from a swath width of 220 km using a spherical Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    • Altitude: 867 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1700
  • 1700
  • 2200
Meteor-M N1

Meteor-M N1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ROSHYDROMETSep 17, 2009Sun Synchronous835
  • BRLK Severyanin-M

    BRLK Severyanin-M Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (25.4 degrees) determined from the 600 km swath width with a minimum extent of swath at 300 km off-nadir using spherical Earth
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • KMSS

    KMSS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (55.8 degrees) determined from the 3 cameras producing 900 km swath width using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 600
  • 901
Metop-A

Metop-A Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
EUMETSATOct 19, 2006Sun Synchronous817
  • AMSU-A

    AMSU-A Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (96.7 degrees) was given by http://planet.iitp.ru/english/spacecraft/metop.htm yielding a swath width of 2075 km.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • ASCAT (Left and Right-looking)

    ASCAT (Left and Right-looking) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Left and Right-looking with 720 km separation between swaths with the gap at nadir
    • Swath: FOV (22.3 degrees) determined from the 550 km swath width and 720 km separation using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 822 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • AVHRR-3

    AVHRR-3 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (110.7 degrees) was given by http://planet.iitp.ru/english/spacecraft/metop.htm yielding a swath width of 2928 km.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • IASI

    IASI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (98 degrees) yields a swath width of 2135 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 2025
  • 322
  • 2848
  • 2083
Metop-B

Metop-B Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
EUMETSATSep 17, 2012Sun Synchronous817
  • AMSU-A

    AMSU-A Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (96.7 degrees) was given by http://planet.iitp.ru/english/spacecraft/metop.htm yielding a swath width of 2075 km.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • ASCAT (Left and Right Looking)

    ASCAT (Left and Right Looking) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Left and Right-looking with 720 km separation between swaths with the gap at nadir
    • Swath: FOV (22.3 degrees) determined from the 550 km swath width and 720 km separation using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 822 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • AVHRR/3

    AVHRR/3 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (110.7 degrees) was given by http://planet.iitp.ru/english/spacecraft/metop.htm yielding a swath width of 2928 km.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • IASI

    IASI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (98 degrees) yields a swath width of 2135 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 2025
  • 322
  • 2848
  • 2083
Monitor-E

Monitor-E Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ROSKOSMOSAug 26, 2005Sun Synchronous540
  • PSA

    PSA Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (70.5 degrees) was determined from +/- 30 degree pointing (from boresite) with an additional 5.3 degrees (90 km half-angle using spherical Earth) yielding a swath width of 780 km.
    • Altitude: 540 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • RDSA

    RDSA Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (77.3 degrees) was determined from +/-30 degree pointing (from boresite) with an additional 8.7 degrees (90 km half-angle using spherical Earth) yielding a swath width of 890 km.
    • Altitude: 540 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 780
  • 890
NigeriaSat-1

NigeriaSat-1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASRDASep 27, 2003Sun Synchronous686
  • SLIM-6

    SLIM-6 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (49.5 degrees) determined from flat earth swath of 324 km perchannel with 10,200 total detectors and 567 detectors overlapping between channels (3 per bank) yielding a swath width of 640 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 686 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 640
NigeriaSat-2

NigeriaSat-2 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASRDAAug 17, 2011Sun Synchronous700
  • VHRI

    VHRI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (91.6 degrees) determined from 20 km swath with spacecraft pointing capability of 45 degree off-nadir to yields a swath width of 1540 km using a spherical earth
    • Altitude: 700 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • VHRI (Standard)

    VHRI (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (1.6 degrees) determined from 20 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 700 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MRI

    MRI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (114 degrees) determined from 300 km swath with spacecraft pointing capability of 45 degree off-nadir to yield 2580 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 700 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1540
  • 20
  • 2580
NigeriaSat-X

NigeriaSat-X Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASRDAAug 17, 2011Sun Synchronous700
  • SLIM-6

    SLIM-6 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (49.5 degrees) determined from flat earth swath of 324 km perchannel with 10,200 total detectors and 567 detectors overlapping between channels (3 per bank) yielding a swath width of 640 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 686 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 654
NMP EO-1

NMP EO-1 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 705 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 16 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASANov 21, 2000Sun Synchronous705
  • ALI

    ALI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (14.9 degrees) determined from the Landsat swath width of 185 km using spherical Earth
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes
    COVE cannot model the full accessible swath of the instrument due to the operational use of the sensor where it is pointed to the nearest path. Since this pointing distance changes based on the latitude (shorter distance closer to the poles), it would require a variable full accessible swath depending on the latitude and is not possible within COVE. Landsat swath width is modeled since this is the base capability that the instrument can point.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • Hyperion (Full Accessible)

    Hyperion (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (14.9 degrees) determined from the Landsat swath width of 185 km using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes
    COVE cannot model the full accessible swath of the instrument due to the operational use of the sensor where it is pointed to the nearest path. Since this pointing distance changes based on the latitude (shorter distance closer to the poles), it would require a variable full accessible swath depending on the latitude and is not possible within COVE. Landsat swath width is modeled since this is the base capability that the instrument can point.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • Hyperion (Standard)

    Hyperion (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (0.624 degrees) yields a swath width of 7.7 km using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 185
  • 185
  • 7.6
NOAA-15

NOAA-15 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 807 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NOAAMay 13, 1998Sun Synchronous807
  • HIRS-3

    HIRS-3 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (99 degrees) yields a swath width of 2184 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • AMSU-A

    AMSU-A Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (96.7 degrees) was given by http://planet.iitp.ru/english/spacecraft/metop.htm yielding a swath width of 2075 km.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • AMSU-B

    AMSU-B Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (97.9 degrees) yields a swath width of 2132 km.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • AVHRR/3

    AVHRR/3 Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 2101
  • 1997
  • 2051
  • 2804
NOAA-16

NOAA-16 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NOAASep 21, 2000Sun Synchronous849
  • AMSU-B

    AMSU-B Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (97.9 degrees) yields a swath width of 2132 km.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • AMSU-A

    AMSU-A Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (96.7 degrees) was given by http://planet.iitp.ru/english/spacecraft/metop.htm yielding a swath width of 2075 km.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • AVHRR/3

    AVHRR/3 Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 2172
  • 2114
  • 2992
NOAA-17

NOAA-17 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NOAAJun 24, 2002Sun Synchronous810
  • AMSU-A

    AMSU-A Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (96.7 degrees) was given by http://planet.iitp.ru/english/spacecraft/metop.htm yielding a swath width of 2075 km.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • AMSU-B

    AMSU-B Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (97.9 degrees) yields a swath width of 2132 km.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • AVHRR/3

    AVHRR/3 Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • HIRS/3

    HIRS/3 Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 2005
  • 2060
  • 2817
  • 2110
NOAA-18

NOAA-18 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NOAAMay 20, 2005Sun Synchronous854
  • AMSU-A

    AMSU-A Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (96.7 degrees) was given by http://planet.iitp.ru/english/spacecraft/metop.htm yielding a swath width of 2075 km.
    • Altitude: 835 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • AVHRR/3

    AVHRR/3 Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 2128
  • 3014
NOAA-19

NOAA-19 Modeling Assumptions


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NOAAFeb 06, 2009Sun Synchronous870
  • AVHRR/3

    AVHRR/3 Modeling Assumptions


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  • 3088
NPP

NPP Modeling Assumptions


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NASAOct 28, 2011Sun Synchronous824
  • ATMS

    ATMS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (105.45 degrees) yields a swath width of 824 km.
    • Altitude: 824 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

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  • CrIS

    CrIS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (96.7 degrees) yields a swath width of 824 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 824 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

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  • OMPS

    OMPS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (110 degrees) was given by http://www.ipo.noaa.gov/omps_TXT.php.
    • Altitude: 824 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes
    This is a limb-to-limb scanner and the full capability cannot be modeled in COVE at this time.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • VIIRS

    VIIRS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (55.84 degrees) yields a swath width of 3000 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 833 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

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  • CERES

    CERES Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (108.6 degrees) determined as a very large swath that would cover most of the Earth a large part of the time.
    • Altitude: 824 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes
    This is a limb-to-limb scanner and the full capability cannot be modeled in COVE at this time.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 2503
  • 2044
  • 2820
  • 2958
  • 2716
OCEANSAT-2

OCEANSAT-2 Modeling Assumptions


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ISROSep 23, 2009Sun Synchronous720
  • OCM

    OCM Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (86 degrees) comes from 1420 km swath width using a spherical Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    • Altitude: 720 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No
    This instrument is modeled as a nadir pointing swath although along-track pointing can be +/- 20 degrees to avoid sun-glint.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • Scatterometer (Inner Beam HH Polarized)

    Scatterometer (Inner Beam HH Polarized) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (87.1 degrees) comes from 1450 km swath width using a spherical Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    This instrument is modeled as a nadir pointing swath.
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  • Scatterometer (Outer Beam VV Polarized)

    Scatterometer (Outer Beam VV Polarized) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (98.3 degrees) comes from 1820 km swath width using a spherical Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    • Altitude: 720 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No
    This instrument is modeled as a nadir pointing swath.
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  • 1420
  • 1450
  • 1820
OCO-2

OCO-2 Modeling Assumptions


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NASAJul 02, 2014Sun Synchronous705
  • Spectrometer

    Spectrometer Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: 0.8 degrees FOV with yields 10.6 km swath width.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

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  • 11
Odin

Odin Modeling Assumptions


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SNSBFeb 20, 2001Sun Synchronous590
  • OSIRIS

    OSIRIS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (122.6 degrees) determined as a very large swath that would cover most of the Earth a large part of the time modeled as nadir pointing.
    • Altitude: 590 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

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  • SMR

    SMR Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (122.6 degrees) determined as a very large swath that would cover most of the Earth a large part of the time modeled as nadir pointing.
    • Altitude: 590 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 2692
  • 2692
Orbview-3

Orbview-3 Modeling Assumptions


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DigitalGlobeJun 26, 2003Elliptical470
  • OHRIS

    OHRIS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (1 degree) determined from 8 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 470 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 8
OSTM (Jason-2)

OSTM (Jason-2) Modeling Assumptions


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NASAJun 20, 2008Elliptical1336
  • Poseidon-3

    Poseidon-3 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (6.8 degrees) determined from 3.4 deg beam width on the C-Band yielding a swath width of 159 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 1336 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

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  • 159
PARASOL

PARASOL Modeling Assumptions


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CNESDec 18, 2004Sun Synchronous700
  • POLDER-P

    POLDER-P Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (102 degrees) yields a swath width of 1913 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 700 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

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  • 1913
PLEIADES-1A

PLEIADES-1A Modeling Assumptions


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CNESDec 16, 2011Sun Synchronous694
  • HiRI (Standard)

    HiRI (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (1.7 degrees) determined from 20 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 694 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

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  • HiRI (Full Accessible)

    HiRI (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (60 degrees) yielding an 817 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 694 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 20
  • 817
PLEIADES-1B

PLEIADES-1B Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 694 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 26 days to orbit repeat

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CNESDec 02, 2012Sun Synchronous694
  • HiRI (Standard)

    HiRI (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (1.7 degrees) determined from 20 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 694 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • HiRI (Full Accessible)

    HiRI (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (60 degrees) yielding an 817 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 694 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

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  • 20
  • 817
PROBA

PROBA Modeling Assumptions


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ESAOct 22, 2001Sun Synchronous615
  • HRC

    HRC Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (50.5 degrees) determined from ±25 degree cross-track pointing (from boresite) with an additional 0.3 degree (5.5 km half-angle) yielding a swath width of 592 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 621 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

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  • CHRIS

    CHRIS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (51.3 degrees) determined from ±25 degree cross-track pointing (from boresite) with an additional 0.6 degree (14 km half-angle) yielding a swath width of 603 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 621 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

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  • 587
  • 597
PROBA-V

PROBA-V Modeling Assumptions


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BELSPOMay 07, 2013Sun Synchronous820
  • VGT-P

    VGT-P Modeling Assumptions

    <b>VGT-P</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 103 degree FOV translated to a 2,345 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 820 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul>
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  • 2345
QuickBird-2

QuickBird-2 Modeling Assumptions


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DigitalGlobeOct 18, 2001Sun Synchronous450
  • BGIS 2000

    BGIS 2000 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (60 degrees) determined from ±30 accessible ground swath yielding a swath width of 564 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 482 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 526
QuikSCAT

QuikSCAT Modeling Assumptions


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NASAJun 19, 1999Sun Synchronous803
  • SeaWinds (Inner Beam)

    SeaWinds (Inner Beam) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (80 degrees) yields a swath width of 1416 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 803 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No
    The antenna stopped spinning on November 23, 2009.
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  • SeaWinds (Outer Beam)

    SeaWinds (Outer Beam) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (92 degrees) yields a swath width of 1800 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 803 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No
    The antenna stopped spinning on November 23, 2009.
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  • 1416
  • 1800
RADARSAT-1

RADARSAT-1 Modeling Assumptions


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CSANov 04, 1995Sun Synchronous798
  • SAR-C (W3)

    SAR-C (W3) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (5.4 degrees) determined from 38.7-45.3 degree incidence angles to yeild a swath width of 131 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 798 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 131
RADARSAT-2

RADARSAT-2 Modeling Assumptions


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CSADec 14, 2007Sun Synchronous798
  • SAR-C (Fine QUAD - FQ)

    SAR-C (Fine QUAD - FQ) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (26.1 degrees) determined from 18.4-49.4 degree incidence angles to yeild a swath width of 540 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 798 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

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  • SAR-C (FQW)

    SAR-C (FQW) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (21.1 degrees) determined from 17.5-42.1 degree incidence angles to yeild a swath width of 393 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 798 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

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  • SAR-C (W3)

    SAR-C (W3) Modeling Assumptions


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  • SAR-C (FOW2)

    SAR-C (FOW2) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (7.5 degrees) determined from 30.6-39.5 degree incidence to yeild a swath width of 153.1 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 798 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

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  • SAR-C (FOW3)

    SAR-C (FOW3) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (5.4 degrees) determined from 38.7-45.3 degree incidence to yield a swath width of 132 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 798 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

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  • SAR-C (ScanSAR N Right)

    SAR-C (ScanSAR N Right) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (12.2 degrees) determined from 300 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 798 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

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  • SAR-C (ScanSAR W Right)

    SAR-C (ScanSAR W Right) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (12.2 degrees) determined from 20-49 degree incidence to yeild a swath width of 508 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 798 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

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  • 540
  • 393
  • 131
  • 153
  • 132
  • 299
  • 508
RapidEye 1

RapidEye 1 Modeling Assumptions


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DLRAug 29, 2008Sun Synchronous630
  • REIS (Including Body Pointing)

    REIS (Including Body Pointing) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (57.1 degrees) determined from ±25 degree pointing (from boresite) due to spacecraft roll pointing with additional 3.6 degrees (78 km) yielding a swath width of 685 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 620 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • REIS (Standard)

    REIS (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (7.0 degrees) determined 77 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 630 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 696
  • 77
RapidEye 2

RapidEye 2 Modeling Assumptions


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DLRAug 29, 2008Sun Synchronous630
  • REIS (Including Body Pointing)

    REIS (Including Body Pointing) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (57.1 degrees) determined from ±25 degree pointing (from boresite) due to spacecraft roll pointing with additional 3.6 degrees (78 km) yielding a swath width of 685 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 620 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • REIS (Standard)

    REIS (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (7.0 degrees) determined 77 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 630 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 696
  • 77
RapidEye 3

RapidEye 3 Modeling Assumptions


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DLRAug 29, 2008Sun Synchronous630
  • REIS (Including Body Pointing)

    REIS (Including Body Pointing) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (57.1 degrees) determined from ±25 degree pointing (from boresite) due to spacecraft roll pointing with additional 3.6 degrees (78 km) yielding a swath width of 685 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 620 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • REIS (Standard)

    REIS (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (7.0 degrees) determined 77 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 630 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 696
  • 77
RapidEye 4

RapidEye 4 Modeling Assumptions


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DLRAug 29, 2008Sun Synchronous630
  • REIS (Including Body Pointing)

    REIS (Including Body Pointing) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (57.1 degrees) determined from ±25 degree pointing (from boresite) due to spacecraft roll pointing with additional 3.6 degrees (78 km) yielding a swath width of 685 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 620 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • REIS (Standard)

    REIS (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (7.0 degrees) determined 77 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 630 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 696
  • 77
RapidEye 5

RapidEye 5 Modeling Assumptions


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DLRAug 29, 2008Sun Synchronous630
  • REIS (Including Body Pointing)

    REIS (Including Body Pointing) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (57.1 degrees) determined from ±25 degree pointing (from boresite) due to spacecraft roll pointing with additional 3.6 degrees (78 km) yielding a swath width of 685 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 620 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • REIS (Standard)

    REIS (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (7.0 degrees) determined 77 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 630 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 696
  • 77
RASAT

RASAT Modeling Assumptions


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TUBITAKAug 17, 2011Sun Synchronous689
  • OIS

    OIS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (2.5 degrees) determined from 30 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 689 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 30
RCM-1 (Notional)

RCM-1 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 792 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 12 days to orbit repeat with RCM 1, 2, and 3 100 degree phased.
','The successor (and complementary) mission to RADARSAT-2 will be the RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM), consisting of three (small) spacecraft (with a potential to increase the number to six). RCM is an evolution of the RADARSAT program with improved operational use of SAR data and improved system reliability. The overall objective of RCM is to provide C-band SAR data continuity for the RADARSAT-2 users, as well as adding a new series of applications enabled through the constellation approach. The SAR imagery is required by various Canadian government users (including the Canadian Forces) at frequent revisit rates (high temporal resolution). RCM will primarily collect wide-area data with an average daily revisit of Canada and daily access to 95% of the world.
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CSA-Sun Synchronous592
  • C-SAR (C-SAR (19-53 incidence Full Accessible))

    C-SAR (C-SAR (19-53 incidence Full Accessible)) Modeling Assumptions

    C-SAR (full accessible)
    • Swath: 19-53 degree incidence range translated to 500 km swath width.
    • Altitude: 600 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • C-SAR (C-SAR (ship detection full accessible))

    C-SAR (C-SAR (ship detection full accessible)) Modeling Assumptions

    C-SAR (ship detection)
    • Swath: 19-57.3 degree incidence range that results in a 600 km swath width.
    • Altitude: 600 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • C-SAR (C-SAR (spotlight full accessible))

    C-SAR (C-SAR (spotlight full accessible)) Modeling Assumptions

    C-SAR (spotlight full accessible)
    • Swath: 19-46.5 degree incidence range that results in a 350 km swath width.
    • Altitude: 600 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 486
  • 585
  • 360
RCM-2 (Notional)

RCM-2 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 792 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 12 days to orbit repeat with RCM 1, 2, and 3 100 degree phased.

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CSA-Sun Synchronous592
  • C-SAR (C-SAR (19-53 incidence Full Accessible))

    C-SAR (C-SAR (19-53 incidence Full Accessible)) Modeling Assumptions

    C-SAR (full accessible)
    • Swath: 19-53 degree incidence range translated to 500 km swath width.
    • Altitude: 600 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • C-SAR (C-SAR (spotlight full accessible))

    C-SAR (C-SAR (spotlight full accessible)) Modeling Assumptions

    C-SAR (spotlight full accessible)
    • Swath: 19-46.5 degree incidence range that results in a 350 km swath width.
    • Altitude: 600 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • C-SAR (C-SAR (ship detection full accessible))

    C-SAR (C-SAR (ship detection full accessible)) Modeling Assumptions

    C-SAR (ship detection)
    • Swath: 19-57.3 degree incidence range that results in a 600 km swath width.
    • Altitude: 600 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 486
  • 360
  • 585
RCM-3 (Notional)

RCM-3 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 792 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 12 days to orbit repeat with RCM 1, 2, and 3 100 degree phased.

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CSA-Sun Synchronous592
  • C-SAR (C-SAR (19-53 incidence Full Accessible))

    C-SAR (C-SAR (19-53 incidence Full Accessible)) Modeling Assumptions

    C-SAR (full accessible)
    • Swath: 19-53 degree incidence range translated to 500 km swath width.
    • Altitude: 600 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • C-SAR (C-SAR (ship detection full accessible))

    C-SAR (C-SAR (ship detection full accessible)) Modeling Assumptions

    C-SAR (ship detection)
    • Swath: 19-57.3 degree incidence range that results in a 600 km swath width.
    • Altitude: 600 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • C-SAR (C-SAR (spotlight full accessible))

    C-SAR (C-SAR (spotlight full accessible)) Modeling Assumptions

    C-SAR (spotlight full accessible)
    • Swath: 19-46.5 degree incidence range that results in a 350 km swath width.
    • Altitude: 600 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 486
  • 585
  • 360
RESOURCESAT-1 (IRS-P6)

RESOURCESAT-1 (IRS-P6) Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 817 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 24 days to orbit repeat.

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ISROOct 17, 2003Sun Synchronous817
  • AWiFS

    AWiFS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (48 degrees) determined from the 737 km swath width using spherical Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    • Altitude: 817 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • LISS-III

    LISS-III Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (9.9 degrees) determined from the 141 km swath width using a spherical Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    • Altitude: 817 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • LISS-IV

    LISS-IV Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (1.6 degrees) determined from swath width of 23 km using a spherical Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    • Altitude: 817 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 737
  • 141
  • 23
RESOURCESAT-2

RESOURCESAT-2 Modeling Assumptions


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ISROApr 20, 2011Sun Synchronous822
  • AWiFS

    AWiFS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (47.9 degrees) determined from the 740 km swath width using spherical Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    • Altitude: 822 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • LISS-IV (FMX)

    LISS-IV (FMX) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (4.9 degrees) determined from ground swath of 70 km using a spherical Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    • Altitude: 822 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes
    The data for this mode is not available for users outside of India.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • LISS-IV (SMX)

    LISS-IV (SMX) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (1.6 degrees) determined from ground swath of 23 km using a spherical Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    • Altitude: 822 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • LISS-III

    LISS-III Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 740
  • 70
  • 23
  • 142
Resurs DK 1

Resurs DK 1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ROSKOSMOSJun 15, 2006Elliptical600
  • Geoton-L1

    Geoton-L1 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (64.5 degrees) determined from ±30 degree pointing (from boresite) with additional 2.3 degrees (28.3 km half-angle calculated using spherical Earth with 360 km altitude) yielding a GFOV of 450 km, however the swath width shown of 733 km is calculated with an updated orbit with the altitude shown below.
    • Altitude: 570 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 772
RISAT-1

RISAT-1 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 610 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 12 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ISROApr 26, 2012Sun Synchronous536
  • SAR (FRS1 Right-Looking)

    SAR (FRS1 Right-Looking) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (1.7 degrees) determined from 25 km swath centered on 36 incidence angle (32.8348 off-nadir poiting angle) using a spherical Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    • Altitude: 536 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • SAR (MRS Right-Looking)

    SAR (MRS Right-Looking) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (8.2 degrees) determined from 115 km swath centered on 36 degree incidence (32.8 degree off-nadir pointing) using a spherical Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    • Altitude: 536 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • SAR (MRS Left-Looking)

    SAR (MRS Left-Looking) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Left-looking
    • Swath: FOV (8.2 degrees) determined from 115 km swath centered on -36 degree incidence (-32.8 degree off-nadir pointing) using a spherical Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    • Altitude: 536 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • SAR (FRS1 Left-Looking)

    SAR (FRS1 Left-Looking) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Left-looking
    • Swath: FOV (1.7 degrees) determined from 25 km swath centered on -36 incidence angle (-32.8348 off-nadir poiting angle) using a spherical Earth with information obtained from ISRO.
    • Altitude: 536 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 25
  • 115
  • 115
  • 25
RISAT-2

RISAT-2 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ISROApr 20, 2009Sun Synchronous550
  • SAR-X

    SAR-X Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Left and Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (22.3 degrees) determined from 20-45 degree incidence angles for swath extents yielding a swath width of 305 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 550 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 217
SAC-C

SAC-C Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CONAENov 21, 2000Sun Synchronous705
  • HRTC

    HRTC Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (28.5 degrees) determined from the idea that HRTC can point within the 360 km swath of MMRS assuming a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MMRS

    MMRS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (28.5 degrees) determined from 360 km swath width using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 360
  • 360
SAC-D

SAC-D Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASAJun 10, 2011Sun Synchronous657
  • Aquarius (Inner)

    Aquarius (Inner) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (6 degrees) determined from 94 km swath width using spherical earth from with off-pointing to the right-side of swath with respect to satellite motion of 25.8 degrees.
    • Altitude: 657 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • Aquarius (Middle)

    Aquarius (Middle) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (6.6 degrees) determined from 120 km swath width using spherical earth from with off-pointing to the right-side of swath with respect to satellite motion of 33.8 degrees.
    • Altitude: 657 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • Aquarius (Outer)

    Aquarius (Outer) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (7 degrees) determined from 156 km swath width using spherical earth from with off-pointing to the right-side of swath with respect to satellite motion of 40.3 degrees.
    • Altitude: 657 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • HSC

    HSC Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (90 degrees) determined from 1400 km swath width using spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 657 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • NIRST

    NIRST Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (75.6 degrees) yields a swath width of 1054 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 657 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MWR

    MWR Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (10.5 degrees) determined from 380 km swath width using a spherical Earth and a off-pointing angle of 32.8 degrees.
    • Altitude: 657 km.
    • Daylight imaging only: No
    • Incidence angles from COVE will not match those advertised. This is because the swath is being modeled without any forward looking capability."
      Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 94
  • 120
  • 156
  • 1400
  • 1054
  • 244
SAOCOM-1A (Notional)

SAOCOM-1A Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 620 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 16 days to orbit repeat 1A and 1B are 180 degree phased

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CONAE-Sun Synchronous620
  • LBI (TNADP)

    LBI (TNADP) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (11.8 degrees) determined from 24.9-38.3 degree incidence angles for swath extents yielding a swath width of 175 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 620 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • LBI (Full Accessible)

    LBI (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (26.1 degrees) determined from 20-50 degree incidence angles for swath extents yielding a GFOV of 432 km. http://www.conae.gov.ar/eng/satelites/saocom/cartecnicas.html
    • Altitude: 620 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 175
  • 432
SAOCOM-1B (Notional)

SAOCOM-1B Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 620 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 16 days to orbit repeat 1A and 1B are 180 degree phased

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CONAE-Sun Synchronous620
  • LBI (TNADP)

    LBI (TNADP) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (11.8 degrees) determined from 24.9-38.3 degree incidence angles for swath extents yielding a swath width of 175 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 620 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • LBI (Full Accessible)

    LBI (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (26.1 degrees) determined from 20-50 degree incidence angles for swath extents yielding a GFOV of 432 km. http://www.conae.gov.ar/eng/satelites/saocom/cartecnicas.html
    • Altitude: 620 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 175
  • 432
SCISAT-1

SCISAT-1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CSAAug 12, 2003Elliptical650
  • ACE-FTS

    ACE-FTS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: 4 km swath width modeled as a 59.98 degree off-nadir angle pointed to the right of the orbit track with an FOV of 0.02 degrees to represent limb-sounding.
    • Altitude: 650 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 4
Sentinel-1A

Sentinel-1A Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 693 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 12 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ESAApr 03, 2014Sun Synchronous693
  • C-SAR (IWS)

    C-SAR (IWS) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (14.436 degrees) determined from 29.1 - 46 degree incidence angles equating to a swath width of 274.1 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 693 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • C-SAR (EW)

    C-SAR (EW) Modeling Assumptions

    <b>EW</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 20 - 46 degree incidence angle range translated to 391 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 693 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: No</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • C-SAR (SM)

    C-SAR (SM) Modeling Assumptions

    <b>SM</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 20 - 45 degree incidence angle range translated to 372 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 693 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: No</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • C-SAR (WV)

    C-SAR (WV) Modeling Assumptions

    <b>WV</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 23 - 36.5 degree incidence angle range translated to 188 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 693 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: No</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 249
  • 391
  • 372
  • 188
Sentinel-1B

Sentinel-1B Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 693 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 12 days to orbit repeat

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ESAApr 25, 2016Sun Synchronous693
  • C-SAR (IWS)

    C-SAR (IWS) Modeling Assumptions

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    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • C-SAR (EW)

    C-SAR (EW) Modeling Assumptions

    <b>EW</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 20 - 46 degree incidence angle range translated to 391 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 693 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: No</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • C-SAR (SM)

    C-SAR (SM) Modeling Assumptions

    <b>SM</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 20 - 45 degree incidence angle range translated to 372 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 693 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: No</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • C-SAR (WV)

    C-SAR (WV) Modeling Assumptions

    <b>WV</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 23 - 36.5 degree incidence angle range translated to 188 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 693 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: No</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 249
  • 391
  • 372
  • 188
Sentinel-2A

Sentinel-2A Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 786 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 10 days to orbit repeat with 2A and 2B 180 degree phased.

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ESAJun 23, 2015Sun Synchronous786
  • MSI

    MSI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (20.8 degrees) determined from 290 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 786 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 290
Sentinel-2B

Sentinel-2B Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 786 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 10 days to orbit repeat with 2A and 2B 180 degree phased.

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ESAMar 07, 2017Sun Synchronous786
  • MSI

    MSI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (20.8 degrees) determined from 290 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 786 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 290
Sentinel-3A

Sentinel-3A Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 800 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 27 days to orbit repeat with 3A and 3B 180 degree phased.

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ESAFeb 16, 2016Sun Synchronous800
  • SLSTR

    SLSTR Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (49.2 degrees) from given FOV resulting in swath width of 743 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • OLCI

    OLCI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (34.3 degrees) determined from off-point angles given resulting in a swath width of 1244 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 800 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    • Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 743
  • 1244
Sentinel-3B (Notional)

Sentinel-3B Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 800 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 27 days to orbit repeat with 3A and 3B 180 degree phased.

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ESA-Sun Synchronous800
  • SLSTR

    SLSTR Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • OLCI

    OLCI Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 743
  • 1244
Sich-2

Sich-2 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NSAUAug 17, 2011Sun Synchronous670
  • IREI

    IREI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (75 degrees) determined from 58.1 km swath width using spherical Earth with 35 degrees of pointing capability.
    • Altitude: 700 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MBEI

    MBEI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (74 degrees) determined from 48.8 km swath width using a spherical Earth with 35 degrees of pointing capability.
    • Altitude: 700 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1058
  • 1043
SMAP

SMAP Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASAJan 31, 2015Sun Synchronous685
  • Radar-Radiometer

    Radar-Radiometer Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: 1000 km swath width translated to 70.7 degree FOV.
    • Altitude: 685 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    • Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1000
SMOS

SMOS Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
ESANov 02, 2009Sun Synchronous758
  • MIRAS

    MIRAS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (35.4 degrees) determined from 1000 km usable swath width out of the 3000 km total using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 758 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No
    This instrument is being modeled inside of COVE as a regular rectangular swath. There is a normal operation of 32.5 degree forward tilt that will always result in acquisitions that are off by approximately 2 minutes in along-track and 50 km in cross-track.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1000
SPOT-1

SPOT-1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CNESFeb 22, 1986Sun Synchronous832
  • 60
  • 120
  • 250
SPOT-2

SPOT-2 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 822 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch.

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CNESJan 22, 1990Sun Synchronous822
  • 119
  • 247
SPOT-3

SPOT-3 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 822 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch.

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CNESSep 26, 1993Sun Synchronous822
  • 119
  • 247
SPOT-4

SPOT-4 Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 830 km
  • Orbit Type: Repeating Sun Synch with 26 days to orbit repeat.

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CNESMar 24, 1998Sun Synchronous830
  • VEGETATION

    VEGETATION Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (101 degrees) determined from FOV yielding a swath width of 2,270.1 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • HRVIR

    HRVIR Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (58.1 degrees) determined from ±27 degree cross-track pointing (from boresite) with an FOV of 4.13 degrees yielding a swath width of 943 km using a spherical Earth with the separate pointing of each of the instruments that have 60 km swath widths.
    • Altitude: 830 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 2270
  • 943
SPOT-5

SPOT-5 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CNESMay 04, 2002Sun Synchronous832
  • HRG (Twin)

    HRG (Twin) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (8.3 degrees) yields a swath width of 120 km with two instruments.
    • Altitude: 832 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • HRG (Single)

    HRG (Single) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (4.1 degrees) yields a swath width of 60 km with two instruments.
    • Altitude: 832 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • HRG (Full Accessible)

    HRG (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (58.1 degrees) determined from ±27 degree cross-track pointing (from boresite) with an FOV of 4.13 degreees yielding a swath width of 943 km using a spherical Earth with the separate poiting of each of the instruments that have 60 km swath widths.
    • Altitude: 832 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • VEGETATION

    VEGETATION Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (101 degrees) determined from FOV yielding a swath width of 2276 km using a spherical Earth
    • Altitude: 832 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 120
  • 60
  • 945
  • 2276
SPOT-6

SPOT-6 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
EADS AstriumSep 09, 2012Sun Synchronous694
  • NAOMI (Standard)

    NAOMI (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (5 degrees) from determined from 60 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 694 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • NAOMI (Normal Pointing)

    NAOMI (Normal Pointing) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (65 degrees) from determined from 60 km swath width using a spherical Earth and 30 degree pointing.
    • Altitude: 694 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • NAOMI (Extended Pointing)

    NAOMI (Extended Pointing) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (95 degrees) from determined from 60 km swath width using a spherical Earth and 45 degree pointing.
    • Altitude: 694 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 60
  • 905
  • 1631
TanDEM-X

TanDEM-X Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
DLRJun 21, 2010Sun Synchronous514
  • X-Band SAR (Full Range)

    X-Band SAR (Full Range) Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 622
Terra

Terra Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASADec 18, 1999Sun Synchronous705
  • ASTER (Standard)

    ASTER (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (4.9 degrees) determined from a 60 km swath width using a spherical earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • ASTER (Full Accessible)

    ASTER (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (52.9 degrees) determined from ±24 degree cross-track pointing (from boresite) with additional 2.4 degrees (60 km half-angle) yielding a GFOV of 711 km.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MISR

    MISR Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (28.5 degrees) determined from 360 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes
    This instrument is modeled as nadir viewing only. The instrument has a full capability of pointing forward and aft up to 70.5 degrees. This will affect acquisitions.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • CERES

    CERES Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (115.6 degrees) determined as a very large swath that would cover most of the Earth a large part of the time.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes
    This is a limb-to-limb scanner and the full capability cannot be modeled in COVE at this time.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MODIS

    MODIS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (110 degrees) determined from 2330 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • MOPITT

    MOPITT Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (48.322 degrees) determined from 640 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 705 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 60
  • 711
  • 360
  • 2717
  • 2330
  • 640
TerraSAR-X

TerraSAR-X Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
DLRJun 15, 2007Sun Synchronous514
  • TSX-SAR (Full Range)

    TSX-SAR (Full Range) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (39.4 degrees) determined from 15-60 degree incidence angles of the swath extents yielding a swath width of 622 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 514 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • TSX-SAR (StripMap-SM)

    TSX-SAR (StripMap-SM) Modeling Assumptions

    • Viewing: Right-looking
    • Swath: FOV (22.4 degrees) determined from 20-45 degree incidence angles of StripMap swath extents resulting in a swath width of 287 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 514 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • TSX-SAR (ScanSAR (Full Accessible 20-60 deg))

    TSX-SAR (ScanSAR (Full Accessible 20-60 deg)) Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 622
  • 287
  • 578
TET-1

TET-1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
DLRJul 22, 2012Sun Synchronous510
  • VNIR Camera

    VNIR Camera Modeling Assumptions

    <b>VNIR</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 19.6 degree FOV translated to a 211 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 510 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • IR Cameras

    IR Cameras Modeling Assumptions

    <b>IR</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 19 degree FOV translated to a 176.4 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 510 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 176
  • 171
THEOS

THEOS Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
GISTDAOct 01, 2008Sun Synchronous822
  • MS

    MS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (93.4 degrees) determined from 1900 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 822 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1900
TRMM

TRMM Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
NASANov 27, 1997Elliptical403
  • LIS

    LIS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (80 degrees) determined from 691 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 402 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • PR

    PR Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (34.8 degrees) determined from 220 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 350 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • TMI

    TMI Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (92.9 degrees) determined from the 878 km swath width using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 402 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No
    This sensor is modeled as nadir viewing. Viewing angles from COVE will be suspect.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • VIRS

    VIRS Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (90 degrees) determined from swath width of 833 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 402 km
    • Daylight imaging only: No

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • CERES

    CERES Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (135.9 degrees) determined as a very large swath that would cover most of the Earth a large part of the time.
    • Altitude: 402 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes
    This is a limb-to-limb scanner and the full capability cannot be modeled in COVE at this time.
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 692
  • 253
  • 880
  • 835
  • 2727
TRUTHS (Notional)

TRUTHS Modeling Assumptions

Orbit
  • Altitude: 609 km
  • Orbit Type: Polar Orbiting 90 degree inclined

Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
UKSA-Polar609
  • Radiometer (Standard)

    Radiometer (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (3.8 degrees) determined from 40 km swath width using a spherical Earth. http://www.npl.co.uk/TRUTHS
    • Altitude: 609 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • Radiometer (Full Accessible)

    Radiometer (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions


    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 40
  • 100
UK-DMC

UK-DMC Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
UKSASep 27, 2003Sun Synchronous686
  • SLIM-6

    SLIM-6 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (49.5 degrees) determined from flat earth swath of 324 km perchannel with 10,200 total detectors and 567 detectors overlapping between channels (3 per bank) yielding a swath width of 640 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 686 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 640
UK-DMC2

UK-DMC2 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
UKSAJul 29, 2009Sun Synchronous686
  • SLIM-6-22

    SLIM-6-22 Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (48.1 degrees) determined from flat Earth swath of 305 km perchannel with 14.404 total detectors and 450 detectors overlapping between channels (3 per bank) yielding a swath width of 594 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 659 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 619
VENuS (Notional)

VENuS Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
CNESJan 01, 2016Sun Synchronous720
  • VSSC (Full Accessible)

    VSSC (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: 2.2 degrees FOV with 60 degrees of body pointing that yields 888 km swath width.
    • Altitude: 720 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • VSSC (Standard)

    VSSC (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: 27.8 km swath width translated to 2.2 degrees FOV.
    • Altitude: 720 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 888
  • 28
WorldView-1

WorldView-1 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
DigitalGlobeSep 18, 2007Sun Synchronous496
  • WV60 (Full Accessible)

    WV60 (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (90 degrees) determined ±45 degree inclusive pointing (full extents) yielding a swath width of 1035 km using a spherical Earth.f
    • Altitude: 496 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1035
WorldView-2

WorldView-2 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
DigitalGlobeOct 08, 2009Sun Synchronous770
  • WV110 (Full Accessible)

    WV110 (Full Accessible) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (90 degrees) determined ±45 degree inclusive pointing (full extents) yielding a swath width of 1651 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 770 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • WV110 (Standard)

    WV110 (Standard) Modeling Assumptions

    • Swath: FOV (1.2 degrees) determined a swath width of 16.4 km using a spherical Earth.
    • Altitude: 770 km
    • Daylight imaging only: Yes

    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 1651
  • 16
WorldView-3

WorldView-3 Modeling Assumptions


Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
DigitalGlobeAug 13, 2014Sun Synchronous617
  • WV-3 Imager (Imager or CAVIS (Full Accessible))

    WV-3 Imager (Imager or CAVIS (Full Accessible)) Modeling Assumptions

    <b>Imager/CAVIS</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 20 degree off-nadir viewing capability translated to a 452.2 km swath width.</li> <li>Altitude: 617 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • WV-3 Imager (Imager or CAVIS (Standard Nadir))

    WV-3 Imager (Imager or CAVIS (Standard Nadir)) Modeling Assumptions

    <b>Imager/CAVIS</b> <ul> <li>Swath: 13.1 km swath width translated as a 1.216 degree FOV.</li> <li>Altitude: 617 km</li> <li>Daylight imaging only: Yes</li> </ul>
    Questions about these assumptions? Email the COVE team at info@ceos-cove.org
  • 452
  • 6.6