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Beijing, China

January 20, 2006
Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing is visible towards the top of this CHRIS image, acquired 24 November 2004. The Project for On-Board Autonomy (Proba) is a technology demonstration mission of the European Space Agency. CHRIS is a push-broom spectrometer capable of imaging up to 200 spectral bands in the visible range. Together with the scanning and maneuvering capabilities of the spacecraft it supports Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) measurements used in land, sea and atmospheric observations.

Technical Information:
  • Satellite: Proba
  • Instrument: CHRIS
  • Acquisition: 24-Nov-2004
  • Center coordinates: lat. 39.55, lon. 116.23