The SPOT earth observation system designed by CNES began operations on 22 February 1986 with the launch of the SPOT-1 satellite.
SPOT 1, with 2 HRV instruments on board, had a swath of 60 km km and oblique viewing capability of 27° on each side of the local vertical. The instruments were able to acquire 1 panchromatic band (10 m) and 3 multispectral bands (20 m).
SPOT-1 generated more than 2.7 million Earth images in its 17 years of operation.
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