Near Space Labs

Very high resolution optical imagery captured by stratospheric balloons.


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

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Near Space Labs image
Near Space Labs image

Product information

Geographic coverage

The datasets are covering the USA.

General specifications

Spatial resolutionVery high resolution (0.1 m to 0.3 m)
Sensor typeOptical
Acquisition modeMono
Geometric processing levelOrtho
Radiometric processing levelDisplay
Spectral processing levelPansharpened
Scene size1.4 x 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
File 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 projection

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