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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.

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EOLI-SA - SPOT collection downtime on 24 September 2011

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.

EOLI-SA - SPOT collection downtime on 13 Dec 2010

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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  • News archive (CNES)
  • Cat-1 proposal submission for access to Spot-1, 2, 3 and 4 data was opened on 15th June 2006 in EOPI
  • SPOT 1-4 catalogue is now visible via the EOLI-SA catalogue.

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Operators CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales)
Date of Launch 24 March 1998
Status Operational (Commerical operations ended on 11 January 2013)
Orbit Height 820 km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous circular
Repeat Cycle 26 days
Resolution 20 m (HRVIR)
Swath Width 60 km
Onboard Sensors provided under TPM
  • HRVIR (High-Resolution Visible and Infrared sensor)