The SPOT Earth observation system designed by CNES and operated by Spot Image, began operations in February 1986. In March 1998 the SPOT 4 satellite added its new capabilites to the SPOT family. To ensure continuity of service, SPOT 4 has 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). However its performance has been increased by adding a new shortwave infrared spectral band (SWIR). Archived and new data from the 4 satellites can be made available through an agreement between ESA and Spotimage, established in 2006.
23 September 2011
Due to power downtime affecting the DALI catalogue at Spot Image, the SPOT Multispectral and Panchromatic collections from Spotimage in EOLI-SA will be unavailable from 04:00 to 17:00 UTC on Saturday 24 September 2011.
10 December 2010
Due to maintenance on the Spotimage DALI catalogue, the SPOT Multispectral and Panchromatic collections from Spotimage in EOLI-SA will be unavailable on Monday morning 13 December 2010. Nominal operation is expected to resume in the afternoon.
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