The Hyperion is a high resolution hyperspectral imaging instrument. The Hyperion images the earth's surface in 220 contiguous spectral bands with high radiometric accuracy, covering the region from 400 nm to 2.5 ┬Ám, at a ground resolution of 30 m. Through this large number of spectral bands, complex land eco-systems can be imaged and accurately classified.

The Hyperion is a "push broom" instrument. It has a single telescope and two spectrometers, one visible/near infrared (VNIR) spectrometer (with CCD detector array) and one short-wave infrared (SWIR) spectrometer (HgCdTe detector array).



Status: Operational
Satellite EO-1
Launch Date: May 2000
Type: High Resolution Optical Imager
Measurements and Applications: Hyperspectral imaging of land surfaces

Technical Characteristics

Resolution: 30 m
N. of Bands: 220

VIS - NIR: 400 - 1000 nm;
NIR - SWIR: 900 - 2500 nm;
10 nm spectral resolution for 220 bands

Swath: 7.5 km




Hyperion USGS http://eo1.usgs.gov/hyperion.php