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 NORAD Catalog # 25260 (TLE)
International Designator 1998-017A
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
LandAlbedo and reflectance VEGETATION
Landscape topography HRVIR
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
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SPOT 1-5 ESA Archive

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

SPOT 4-5 Take 5 ESA Archive

At the end of their operational lives SPOT 4 and 5 were placed into orbits that resulted in 5-day revisit times – consistent with the operation of Sentinel-2. SPOT 4/5 Take 5 data collected over a selection of international sites allowed users to prepare for Sentinel-2 by testing their methods and applications, as well as to showcase the utility of the derived products. Access is provided through the ESA TPM scheme. Read more

IMAGE2006 European Coverage

Two cloud-free coverages of Europe are available, resampled to 20 m spatial resolution in national projection and 25 m in European projection for orthorectified data. Data have been sourced from SPOT-4 HRVIR (20 m original spatial resolution), SPOT-5 HRG (10 m original spatial resolution) and Resourcesat-1 (IRS-P6) LISS III (with 23 m original spatial resolution), each with four spectral bands. The swath width is about 60 km for the SPOT satellites and 140 km for the IRS-P6 satellite. Access is provided through the ESA TPM scheme. Read more

OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 54 )
10 Days Synthesis of SPOT VEGETATION Images (VGT-S10)
Antarctic Ice Velocity Data
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 3 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 5 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dome C, Antarctica - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dunhuang, China - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Frenchman Flat, USA - Instrumented Site

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