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
Measurements Overview
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Land surface imagery
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving spectral radiance
Sea ice cover, edge and thicknessSea-ice cover
VegetationVegetation type
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Ocean Colour click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Sea Ice click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
SPOT-5 - Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre - 5 (2002 - 2015)