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

7 bands

in the VNIR spectrum

32 TDI

stages per band

450 – 900 nm

spectral range

4096 pixels

in the cross track

Download the MultiScape100 CIS datasheet here:

MultiScape100 CIS Product Specifications

Focal Length580 mm ±1 mm
Aperture Diameter95 mm
Full Field of View2.22° (Across-track), 1.66° (Along-track)
ConfigurationLine-scan (Push broom)
Sensor TechnologyCMOS
Effective Pixels4096 pixels
Pixel Size5.5 μm
Pixel Depth12-bit
Spectral Bands7 Bands
Digital TDI StagesUp to 32 per band
Line RateUp to 4000 Hz
Signal to Noise Ration77 for Band 2 using 8 dTDI stages (1) (3)
Storage Capacity128 Gigabyte EDAC protected NAND Flash
Continuous Strip LengthUp to 4500 km
Image ProcessingBinning
Image CompressionCCSDS 122.0-B-2 Lossy and Lossless (Optional) (4)
Control InterfaceI2C or SPI
SpaceWire (ECSS-E-ST-50-12C) (Optional)
CAN 2.0B (Optional)
RS-422 / RS-485 (Optional)
Data InterfaceLVDS
SpaceWire (ECSS-E-ST-50-12C) (Optional)
USART (Optional)
Physical Interface OptionsCSKB Compatible PC-104 connector
Wirable high-speed connector
Power Supply5 V DC ± 250 mV
Power Consumption2.5 W when idle or during readout
5.8 W during imaging mode
Mass1.4 kg ± 5%
Dimensions98 x 98 x 176 mm
Operating Temperature-10°C to +50°C
Sun-facing durationSun can be within FFOV for up to 5 minutes
Radiation (TID)> 15 krad
(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

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