SPOT 5

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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 4 May 2002 - 1 March 2015

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 HRG (High Resolution Geometric)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class Very High (1 - 5 m)
Spatial resolution 5
10
Swath width (at nadir) 60 km
Revisit frequency 3 days
Max look angle 31°
Sensor name HRS (High Resolution Stereoscopic)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class High (5 - 30 m)
Swath width (at nadir) 120 km
Revisit frequency 3 days
Max look angle 20°
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