SPOT (Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre) 5 is a high resolution satellite that was launched in 2002 and captures at 2.5m resolution. Due to be decommissioned in 2015.

SPOT (Satellite Pour l'Observation de la Terre) 5 is a high resolution satellite that was launched in 2002. SPOT 5 is owned and operated by Airbus Defence & Space and collects image data down to a pixel resolution of 2.5 m. Onboard sensors can point across the satellite track, providing a revisit capability of 1-4 days depending on latitude. The satellite captures both panchromatic (black & white) and multispectral (colour) digital imagery. SPOT-5 is expected to be decommissioned in 2015.

Resolution Panchromatic : 2.5 m or 5 m (at nadir)
Multispectral: 10 m (at nadir)
Swath Width 60 km at nadir
Bands Pan: 480-710 nm
Green: 500-590 nm
Red: 610-680 nm
Near Infrared: 780-890 nm
Short Wave Infrared: 1.58-1.75 μm
Archive Availability Possible archive from 2002 - 2015
Programmable? Yes
Minimum area of purchase 1/8th of a scene (20 x 20 kms)
Stereo available? Yes
Largest Scale 1:7,500 - (Panchromatic)
1:7,500 - (Pan-sharpened Multispectral)
1:25,000 - (Multispectral)
Dynamic Range 8 bits
Applications Telecommunications
Land use and Planning
Infrastructure planning
Environmental assessment
Marine studies
Mapping / Surveying
Civil Engineering
Utility corridor mapping
Natural Resources
Mining and Exploration
Oil and Gas
Agriculture

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