MultiScape100 CIS

The MultiScape100 CIS provides continuous line-scan imaging in 7 spectral bands, with up to 32 digital TDI stages. The large aperture diameter and long focal length of the xScape100 VNIR OFE enables a GSD of 4.75 m at an orbital height of 500 km.

Engineered for the ultimate CubeSat image quality.

The MultiScape100 CIS is designed with a single goal in mind, to capture the earth in greater detail, more depth and a wider range of spectral bands within a 3U and 6U CubeSat form factor. This imager is based on a global shutter CMOS image sensor and a multispectral filter in the visible and near-infrared (VNIR) spectral range, each with up to 32 digital time delay integration (TDI) stages.

4.75 m GSD

at 500 km orbit height

19.4 km swath

at 500 km orbit height


in the VNIR range.

32 dTDI

stages per band

1.5U CubeSat


4096 Pixels

in the cross track

MultiScape100 CIS Product Specifications

Focal Length580 mm ± 1 mm
Aperture95 mm
Full Field of View2.22° (across-track)
ConfigurationLine-scan (Push broom)
Sensor TechnologyCMOS
Resolution4096 pixels
Pixel Size5.5 µm
Pixel Depth10-bit
Spectral Filter7 Bands (2)
Digital TDI StagesUp to 32 per Band
Maximum Line RateUp to 4000 Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio77 for Band-2 using 8 dTDI stages (1) (3)
Storage Capacity128 Gigabyte EDAC protected NAND Flash (Up to 4500 km strip)
Image ProcessingBinning, Thumbnails
Image CompressionCCSDS 122.0-B-2 Lossy/Lossless (optional) (4)
Control Interface OptionsI2C, SPI
SpaceWire (ECSS-E-ST-50-12C) (optional)
RS-422, RS-485 (optional)
CAN 2.0B (optional)
Data Interface OptionsLVDS
SpaceWire (ECSS-E-ST-50-12C) (optional)
USART (optional)
Power Supply5 V DC ± 250mV
Power Consumption2.5 W when idle or during readout
5.8 W during imaging
Mass1.4 kg ± 2%
Dimensions98 x 98 x 176 mm
Operating Temperature-10°C to +50°C
Sun-Facing DurationSun can be in the FOV for up to 5 minutes
Radiation (TID) (5)Fully functional up to at least 15 krad. Some degradation in Flash storage at higher doses.

(1) Dependant on the orbit height. Value calculated at 500 km orbital height.
(2) Dependant on the number of bands enabled.
(3) Equivalent to Sentinel-2 band B3. At-aperture radiance level of 100 W·m-2 ·sr-1 ·µm-1 is assumed.
(4) https://public.ccsds.org/Pubs/122x0b2.pdf
(5) Tested up to 25 kRad, without shielding, using a 60Co source