CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - SPOT-3 -
Full Name Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre - 3 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies CNES Launch Date 25 Sep 1993
Mission Links EOL Date 14 Nov 1996
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 22823 (TLE)
International Designator 1993-061A
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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SPOT 1-3 carried the High-Resolution Visible Imagers, while SPOT 4-5 carried an upgraded version, the High-Resolution Visible and Infrared Imager. To ensure continuity of service, HRVIR had the same geometric imaging characteristics (a swath of 60 km per instrument and oblique viewing capability of 27° on each side of the local vertical), but its performance had been increased by adding a new shortwave infrared spectral band (SWIR). The collection is composed by the copy of products requested by ESA supported projects over their areas of interest around the world (mainly Europe and Africa), and access is provided via the TPM scheme. Read more

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CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dome C, Antarctica - Instrumented Site
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