European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research April 15, 2024, 11:13

Aircraft operator

Flemish Institute for Technological Research
Name Flemish Institute for Technological Research
Acronym VITO
Country Belgium
Contact BOMANS Bart

Main activities

APEX is an airborne (dispersive push broom) imaging spectrometer developed by a Swiss-Belgian consortium on behalf of ESA. It is intended as a simulator and a calibration and validation device for future spaceborne hyperspectral imagers. Furthermore, APEX is an advanced scientific instrument for the European remote sensing community, recording hyperspectral data in approximately 300 bands in the wavelength range between 350 nm and 2500 nm and at a spatial ground resolution of 2 m to 5 m.
APEX will be available to the user community form early 2009 onwards.


Data processing

APEX disposes of its own Processing an Archiving Facility.
Standard output is level 1C data which is uniform radiometrically calibrated at-sensor-radiance data. Higher level 2 products comprise geometric and atmospheric corrected data.

Training N/A
Gound infrastructure

At VITO, meeting rooms are available for preparatory and post-flight meetings.

Additional services

VITO also offers equipment that can be rented for ground and validation measurements in support of flight campaigns.
More information can be found at:

Aircraft contact N/A
Instruments contact BOMANS Bart
Calibration facilities contact N/A
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