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FOV: 9.9 deg

Focal length: 100 mm

Aperture: 67 mm

F-number: F/1.5

Spatial resolution: 85 m from 500 km

Swath: 87 km from 500 km

Number of pixels ACT: 1024

Pixel size: 17 μm

Spectral band definition:
PAN-0: 10 – 12.5 μm
TIR-1: 10.0 – 11.3 μm
TIR-2: 11.0 – 12.5 μm

Dimensions: 95 x 95 x 160 mm

Power consumption: 10 Watt

Weight: 1.8 kg

The multi-spectral thermal infrared imager with high spatial resolution

T-Scout is the first multi-spectral infrared imager with high resolution made for small satellites. It is designed to be operated on nano, micro and larger satellites. Making use of new developments in detector technology and calibration, T-Scout can realize high quality infrared measurements which could not previously be achieved on affordable platforms. The onboard data handling system is made for real-time data processing, enabling Level-2 generation onboard and thereby drastically reducing the amount of data to downloaded and process on Earth.

T-Scout can fill the gap of high resolution thermal data that exists within the remote sensing community at an affordable price. The need for frequent thermal images with high spatial resolution arises from applications in agriculture, fire monitoring, urban planning and defense. T-Scout can enable you to support use cases of mapping water scarcity in plants, irrigation advice and soil moisture mapping.


Detect soil moisture, irrigation levels, water contents of plants
Detect proxies related to hydro power and tourism
Defense & security:
Assess accessibility of vehicles based on surface characteristics
Finance & insurance:
Identify (environmental) risks, land & water productivity
Assess fire risks, early warning, actual monitoring of fires
Environmental impact assessment
Oil & gas asset management:
Monitoring fires and plumes
Smart cities:
Assess urban heat islands for city planning



Main technologies used

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