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HyperScout®2

Facts & Figures

First launch: 2020

Orbit: 540 km

FoV:

  • channel 1: 31o x 16o
  • channel 2: 31o x 16o

GSD:

  • channel 1: 75 m
  • channel 2: 490m

Swath: 310 x 150 km

Active pixels:

  • channel 1: 4000 x 1850 px
  • channel 2: 1024 x 768 px

Spectral range:

  • channel 1: 400 – 1000 nm
  • channel 2: 8000 – 14000 nm

Spectral bands:

  • channel 1: 45
  • channel 2: 3

Spectral resolution:

  • channel 1: 16 nm
  • channel 2: 1100 nm (B1, B2) and 6000 nm (B3)

SNR:

  • channel 1: 50-100
  • channel 2: 0.5-3000

Mass: 1.7 kg

Volume: 2 L

Power: 12 W

Based on customer feedback cosine developed an enhanced generation hyperspectral imagers for space, HyperScout 2. The HyperScout 2 has augmented processing performance by using Intel Ireland’s new Myriad 2 artificial intelligence chip, improving the data processing capabilities for hyperspectral imagery. HyperScout 2 also features the thermal infrared channel developed through a cooperation with ESA Earth Observation Programme.

This HyperScout model provides hyperspectral imaging in the visible and near infrared to analyze composition of the Earth, along with three thermal infrared bands to retrieve the temperature distribution, boosting and improving the number of Earth Observation applications cosine’s customers can benefit from. cosine offers HyperScout as Space-As-A-Service (SPaaS) to commercial and research parties. Allowing them to develop and update software for their own applications from space. Applications such as;

  • vegetation monitoring
  • fire hazard monitoring
  • volcano and fire monitoring
  • soil moisture monitoring
  • flooding delineation
  • oil spill detection
  • change detection
  • water quality monitoring
  • cloud detection
  • urban heat island

Image credits: cosine and ESA

Want to know more? Let us know!
Dr Marco Esposito
+31 71 524 1842

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