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The SPOT (from French "Satellite pour l'Observation de la Terre") constellation has been supplying high-resolution, wide-area optical imagery since 1986. The last satellites, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7, will assure data continuity through to 2024. All of the SPOT satellites provide imagery in Panchromatic and Multispectral bands with a swath of 60km.

The HRV(IR) sensor on board SPOT 1-4 provides data at 10 m spatial resolution Panchromatic mode and 20 m (Multispectral mode).

The HRG sensor on board SPOT-5 provides spatial resolution from 2.5 m in the panchromatic band to 10 m in the multispectral mode. The SWIR band imagery remains at 20 m.

The NAOMI sensor on board of SPOT 6&7 provides data up to 1.5 m spatial resolution Panchromatic and Multispectral.

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SPOT-1 to 5 ESA Collection Static Map

04 September 2015

ESA is pleased to announce that the SPOT-1 to 5 ESA collection (more than 23,000 scenes) is now available, after fast registration, through the Static Map for immediate HTTP download. Data is made available free of charge.

Release of SPOT-5 Take 5 data

03 July 2015

ESA and CNES are very pleased to announce that the data from the SPOT-5 (Take 5) experiment acquired until 3 June 2015 have just been released.

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Operators SPOT 1-5: CNES
SPOT 6-7: Airbus DS
Launch dates First launch: 22 February 1986
Last launch: 30 June 2014
Orbit Height SPOT 1-5: 832 km
SPOT 6-7: 694km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous
Repeat Cycle 26 days
Resolution From 20m to 1.5m
Swath Width 60km
Onboard sensors provided under TPM HRV, HRVIR, HRG and NAOMI