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


Interface Control Document

MultiScape100 CIS Product Specifications



Focal Length

580 mm ±1 mm

Front Aperture Diameter

95 mm

Full Field of View

2.18° (across track)


< 0.165%

On-Axis MTF

18% at Nyquist




Line-scan (push-broom)

Sensor Technology

Global Shutter CMOS

Cross Track

4096 pixels

Pixel Size

5.5 um

Pixel Depth


Spectral Bands


TDI Stages

Up to 32 per band (user assigned)

Line Rate

Up to 2600 Hz (1)

On-Board Electronics


Storage Capacity

128 Gigabyte NAND Flash

Continuous Strip Length

Up to 800 km (2)

Image Processing

Binning, Thumbnailing

Image Compression

Lossy / Lossless (optional)

Control Interface

I2C or SPI

CAN, RS-422 (Optional)

Data Interface

LVDS / Spacewire (Optional)

Power Supply

5 V DC

Power Consumption

< 6 W (during imaging mode)




1.2 kg


98 x 98 x 176 mm



Operating Temperature

-10°C to 50°C

Radiation (TID)

> 15 krad


14.1 grms (GSFC-STD-7000)

(1)   Dependant on orbit height

(2)   At 500 km orbit height