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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - HRG -
Full Name HRG Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies CNES Maturity
Instrument Type High resolution optical imagers Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology High resolution optical imager Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications High resolution multispectral mapper. 2 HRG instruments on this mission can be processed to produce simulated imagery of 2.5 m. Images are 60 x 60 km in size.
Resolution Summary Panchromatic: 5 m, Multispectral: 10 m
[Best Resolution: 5m]
Swath Summary 60 km (1 instrument), 117 km (2 instruments). Same as SPOT 4 with off-track steering capability (±27 deg)
[Max Swath: 117 km]
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary VIS: B1: 0.50 - 0.59 µm, B2: 0.61 - 0.68 µm, NIR: B3: 0.79 - 0.89 µm, SWIR: 1.50 - 1.75 µm, Panchromatic: 0.49 - 0.69 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery 
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving radiance 
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover 
VegetationVegetation type 
Instrument Missions
SPOT-5 - Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre - 5 (2002 - 2015)
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