The SPOT earth observation system designed by CNES began operations in February 1986. On 22 January 1990 the SPOT 2 satellite joined the other SPOT 1st generation satellite SPOT 1.
SPOT 2 had the same imaging characteristics (a swath of 60 km per instrument and oblique viewing capability of 27° on each side of the local vertical) and the same instrument on board as SPOT-1; HRV.
SPOT-2 generated more than 6.5 million Earth images in almost 20 years.
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