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SPOT-5 Take 5 - First image released from campaign

09 April 2015

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On 2 April 2015, the SPOT-5 satellite was successfully manoeuvred into a new orbit as part of the mission's final phase.

This experimental phase for the mission, SPOT-5 (Take 5), involves the satellite being tasked to observe selected sites before the satellite is deorbited later this year in autumn.

Yesterday the first image for this phase was acquired and processed, marking the beginning of the six month acquisition campaign, during which 150 sites will be imaged with a 5-day revisit.

This first image was acquired over Uganda at Lake Victoria. In this colour composite 60m resolution image we can see part of Uganda's coast along the African Great Lake.