THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SPOT-2 -
Full Name Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre - 2 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies CNES Launch Date 22 Jan 1990
Mission Links EOL Date 30 Jun 2009
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 HRV
Landscape topography HRV
Vegetation HRV
Surface temperature (land) HRV
Multi-purpose imagery (land) HRV
Snow & IceSea ice cover, edge and thickness HRV
Mission Instruments
DORIS (SPOT) - Doppler Orbitography and Radio-positioning Integrated by Satellite (on SPOT)
HRV - High Resolution Visible
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