The SeaHawk Instrument is designed to capture an image of the oceans and earth with 120 meter per pixel resolution from a 540 km nominal orbit. Each image will have dimensions of 1800x 6000 pixels, 8 bands deep. The bands are similar to those used by the SeaWiFS instrument. The instrument is of push-broom design, with 4 linear array CCDs, each containing 3 rows of detectors, scanning the field of view as the satellite passes overhead. The instrument is designed to not saturate on either the land or clouds using a technique called bi-linear gain. The ground swath imaged will be 216 x 720 km in extent (134 x 448 miles).