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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SPOT-4 -
Full Name Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre - 4 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies CNES Launch Date 24 Mar 1998
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 29 Jun 2013
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.7 deg
Orbit Altitude 832 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 10:30 Repeat Cycle 26 days
Objectives and Applications Cartography, land surface, agriculture and forestry, civil planning and mapping, digital terrain models, environmental monitoring.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
LandAlbedo and reflectance VEGETATION
Landscape topography HRVIR
Vegetation HRVIR, VEGETATION
Multi-purpose imagery (land) HRVIR, VEGETATION
OceanMulti-purpose imagery (ocean) HRVIR, VEGETATION
Mission Instruments
DORIS (SPOT) - Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite (on SPOT)
HRVIR - High Resolution Visible and Infra-red
VEGETATION - VEGETATION
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