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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 22 January 1990 - 30 June 2009

Status Decommissioned

Orbit type Sun-synchronous polar orbit

Altitude 822

Orbit inclination 98.7

Equatorial crossing time 10:30:00

Orbit period 101.4

Satellite family: SPOT (Système Pour l'Observation de la Terre)

The SPOT Earth observation system was conceived and designed by CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales), the French space agency, and developed in association with the Belgian Science Policy Office (formely Federal Office for Scientific, Technical, and Cultural Affairs) and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB).
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Sensor characteristics

Sensor name HRV (High-Resolution Visible)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class High (5 - 30 m)
Spatial resolution PAN: 10m XS: 20 m
Spectral bandwidth Multispectral XS1 0,50 - 0,59 µm (green) XS2 0,61 - 0,68 µm (red) XS3 0,78 - 0,89 µm (near IR) Panchromatic PAN 0,50 - 0,73 µm
Swath width (at nadir) 60 x 60 to 80 km km
Revisit frequency 3 days
Max look angle 27°