SPOT 4

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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 24 March 1998 - 1 January 2013

Status Decommissioned

Orbit type Sun-synchronous circular 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).
More information: https://spot.cnes.fr/en/SPOT

Sensor characteristics

Sensor name HRVIR (High-Resolution Visible and Infrared)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class High (5 - 30 m)
Spatial resolution 10
20
Swath width (at nadir) 60 km
Revisit frequency 3 days
Max look angle 31°
Sensor name VEGETATION (Vegetation Monitoring Instrument)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class Very Low (> 1 km)
Swath width (at nadir) 2250 km
Revisit frequency 1 days