SPOT 1 INSTRUMENTS

Explore instruments used in SPOT 1 mission.

EXPLORE INSTRUMENTS

SPOT 1 DATA

SPOT 1 data is freely and openly available to everyone.

ACCESS MISSION DATA

SPOT 1 was designed to improve the knowledge and management of Earth's resources, detecting and forecasting phenomena involving climatology and oceanography, and monitoring human activities and natural phenomena.

About SPOT 1

SPOT 1 (Satellite pour l'Observation de la Terre) was a commercial Earth-imaging satellite from CNES in France. It was launched on 22 February 1986 and ceased operations in November 2003. SPOT 1, 2 and 3 were identical.

SPOT 1 Mission Parameters
Orbit Height 832 km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous
Orbit Inclination 98.7°
Orbit Duration 101 min
Repeat Cycle 26 days

SPOT 1 Objectives

SPOT 1, supplying high-resolution, wide-area optical imagery, was designed to improve the knowledge and management of Earth's resources, detecting and forecasting phenomena involving climatology and oceanography, and monitoring human activities and natural phenomena.

SPOT 1 Instruments

High-Resolution Visible (HRV)

Two identical HRV (High Resolution Visible) imaging instruments on SPOT 1 provided data at 10 metre spatial resolution and were able to operate in two modes Panchromatic mode and 20 metre (Multispectral mode) with a swath of 60 km simultaniously or individually.

The HRV had an oblique viewing capability of 27° on each side of the local vertical.The swath was 117 km2 if both sensors were used simultaniously with a 3km2 overlap

HRV Instrument Details
Type High-resolution optical pushbroom imager
Ground Sample Distance Panchromatic: 10 m
Multispectral: 20 m
Swath Width 60 km
Bands Pan
Green
Red
NIR (Near Infrared)
0.51-0.73 µm
0.50-0.59 µm
0.61-0.68 µm
0.79-0.89 µm
Instrument Field of View 4.13°
Ground Sampling Interval (Nadir Viewing) Panchromatic:10 m x 10 m
Multispectral:20 m x 20 m
Pixel per Line Panchromatic:6000
Multispectral:3000
Swath Width 60 km

SPOT 1 Data

DATA DOWNLOAD

Download data from SPOT-1 mission through the ESA TPM Online Dissemination system. The data is freely available to registered EO Sign In users.

DATA DESCRIPTION

Registered users are allowed access to the SPOT-1 to 5 ESA archive through the online dissmination server. The archive consists mainly of imagery over Europe and Africa that ESA has collected through the years. 

 
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