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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SPOT-5 -
Full Name Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre - 5 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies CNES Launch Date 04 May 2002
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 30 Mar 2015
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 HRS
Vegetation HRG, HRS, VEGETATION
Multi-purpose imagery (land) HRG, VEGETATION
OceanMulti-purpose imagery (ocean) HRG, VEGETATION
Snow & IceIce sheet topography HRS
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness HRG
Mission Instruments
DORIS-NG (SPOT) - Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite-NG (on SPOT)
HRG - HRG
HRS - High Resolution Stereoscope
VEGETATION - VEGETATION
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