Near Space Labs

Very high resolution optical imagery captured by stratospheric balloons.


Near Space Labs imagery is acquired by a fleet of stratospheric balloons up to 5 times per day. The datasets are available starting with 2019.

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A Near Space Labs image of Odessa (USA)
A Near Space Labs image of Odessa (USA)

Product information

Geographic coverage

The datasets are covering the USA.

Location of interest type

This collection accepts AOIs. You will get full scenes intersecting the defined AOI.

General specifications

Spatial resolutionVery high resolution (0.30 m)
Sensor typeOptical
Acquisition modeMono
Geometric processing levelOrtho
Radiometric processing levelDisplay
Spectral processing levelPansharpened
Scene size1.4 × 1 km
Imaging sensorStratospheric Balloons (Swifty)
Processing levelNon-local means denoising
Contrast and white balancing
Atmospheric correction
Incidence angleNadir and up to 30° off-nadir
Delivery formatGeoTIFF
Revisit frequencyUp to 5 times per day
Catalog data availabilityFrom 2019
Spectral bandsRed
Georeferencing accuracy5 m CE90
Bit depth per pixel8-bit
Coordinate reference systemUTM-NAD83

UP42 data products

Product configuration titleData product IDCollection name
Display Full Scene7131f727-cdbb-46d4-a1e7-77ac38b7bd02nsl-30cm