SPOT (Satellite Probatoire d'Observation de la Terre) is the French government sponsored
civil Earth observation program, with support from Belgium and Sweden. A single SPOT
satellite provides complete coverage of the Earth every 26 days. Image products from
SPOT are handled by a commercial entity, SPOT-Image Corp. SPOT 5A and 5B are the
next generation of this series.
This is the next generation SPOT spacecraft and no information is available , other than:
3-Axis stabilized, 150 Mbps downlink rate.
New payload is planned to include the HRG (High Resolution Geometry) instrument.
Each spacecraft will carry 3 HRGs, one looking forward, one looking down, and one
looking aft. The system will provide 5 m resolution in the panchromatic band and 10 m
resolution in the multispectral bands.
|Country of Origin ||France|
|Customer/User ||CNES, SPOT-Image Corp.|
|Manufacturer(s) ||Matra Marconi|
|Launch ||5A: Planned for 2002
5B: Planned for 2007|
|Orbit ||LEO, sun-synchronous, repeating |
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