The HyperScape100 is engineered to bring hyperspectral capabilities to nanosatellites. This imager is based on a 12.6-megapixel image sensor and a continuous variable filter in the visible and near-infrared (VNIR) spectral range. The Hyperscape100 provides continuous line-scan imaging in up to 32 bands, each with digital time delay integration (TDI).


  • 4.75 m GSD (at 500 km orbit height)
  • Swath width of 19.4 km (at 500 km orbit height)
  • Simultaneously image up to 32 user selectable bands in the VNIR range
  • Panchromatic plus over 1000 hyperspectral bands available
  • Hyperspectral FWHM bandwidth of 4% or 3% of the central wavelength
  • Hyperspectral OOB energy less than 0.5% of inband energy over the entire spectral range
  • 128 Gigabyte non-volatile ECC storage capacity
  • On-board image processing and compression
  • Comprehensive onboard telemetry and health monitoring
  • Latch-up current monitoring and optional on-board power switch with quick turn-off
  • Inject AOCS/ADCS parameters and time information into data stream
  • Option to integrate pulse per second signal
  • For more technical details see Documents tab below


  • Precision agriculture
  • Forestry and land use
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Coastal monitoring
  • Air quality

Four standard filter options are available, as shown in the Table below. In all cases, the out-of-band transmittance of the filters are less than 0.01% (OD4). A panchromatic band is available only with filter option 4.

Filter option  HyperSpectral
λc Range
Option 1 487 – 790 nm 4% of λc 0.4 nm No
Option 2 502 – 801 nm 4% of λc 0.4 nm No
Option 3 516 – 810 nm 4% of λc 0.4 nm No
Option 4 442 – 884 nm 3% of λc 0.2 nm Yes


The signal-to-noise ratio with a selection of TDI stages for the different filter options is shown in the datasheet found in the Documents tab below, under section 3.2.

Earth Observation
Sensor Technology:
Sensor Type:
Line Scan (push broom)
4096 pixel (Cross Track)
Pixel Size:
5.5 µm
Pixel Depth:
Number of Spectral Bands:
Up to 32
Line Rate:
Up to 2200 Hz
Ground Sampling Distance:
4.75 m (at 500km orbit)
Swath Width:
19.4 km (at 500km orbit)
Storage Capacity:
128 GB
1.1 Kg
98 x 98 x 176 mm
Operating Temperature Range:
-10C to 50C
Radiation Tolerance:
15 krad
Maximum Power Consumption:
7.0 W
Typical Power Consumption:
2.7 W