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SPOT-1-2-3
SPOT 1
SPOT 1
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French earth land resources satellite. SPOT was the French government-sponsored civil earth observation program, with support from Belgium and Sweden. Earth Observing satellite for Spot Image, France. Launched 1986 - 1993. Used the SPOT Mk.1 bus.

AKA: Satellite Probatoire d'Observation de la Terre. Status: Operational 1986. First Launch: 1986-02-22. Last Launch: 1993-09-26. Number: 3 . Gross mass: 1,869 kg (4,120 lb). Height: 3.50 m (11.40 ft). Span: 15.60 m (51.10 ft).

A single SPOT satellite provided complete coverage of the Earth every 26 days. Image products from SPOT were handled by a commercial entity, SPOT-Image Corp.

The spacecraft was 3-Axis stabilized to 0.1 deg using momentum wheels. A single solar array generated 1000 W (BOL) power. Downlink at 8 GHz and 2 x 25 Mbps. A hydrazine propulsion system provided orbit maintenance.

The HRV (High Resolution Visible) imaging payload provided 20 meter resolution multispectral imagery and 10 meter panchromatic imagery using push-broom sensors. HRV covered the following spectral bands: 0.5 - 0.59 m, 0.61 - 0.68 m, 0.79 - 0.89 m; in addition to the panchromatic band: 0.51 - 0.73 m. The field of view was 4.13 deg in both modes (multispectral and panchromatic) with 3000 pixels per multispectral line and 6000 pixels per panchromatic line. The observed strip was 60 km wide (swath width). On-board recorder capacity was 22 minutes for both modes. The HRV mass was 250 kg. The spacecraft carried two identical HRVs to provide a total of 117 km swath (with 3 km overlap).


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ERS 1, 2 Earth Observing satellite built by Dornier (prime), Matra (bus) for ESA, Europe. Launched 1991 - 1995. Used the SPOT Mk.1 bus.

Family: Earth, Earth land resource sat, Sun synchronous orbit. Country: France. Launch Vehicles: Ariane 1, Ariane, Ariane 4, Ariane 40. Projects: SPOT. Launch Sites: Kourou, Kourou ELA1, Kourou ELA2. Agency: CNES, ESA, Matra Marconi, SPOT-Image. Bibliography: 2, 279, 6, 13182.

1986 February 22 - . 01:44 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA1. LV Family: Ariane. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 1.
  • SPOT 1 - . Payload: Spot 1 / Viking. Mass: 1,830 kg (4,030 lb). Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Program: SPOT. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources satellite. Spacecraft: SPOT-1-2-3. USAF Sat Cat: 16613 . COSPAR: 1986-019A. Apogee: 826 km (513 mi). Perigee: 824 km (512 mi). Inclination: 98.7000 deg. Period: 101.40 min. Remote sensing satellite. Registration 1986-1.B.

1990 January 22 - . 01:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA2. LV Family: Ariane. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 40.
  • SPOT 2 - . Mass: 1,870 kg (4,120 lb). Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Program: SPOT. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources satellite. Spacecraft: SPOT-1-2-3. USAF Sat Cat: 20436 . COSPAR: 1990-005A. Apogee: 826 km (513 mi). Perigee: 825 km (512 mi). Inclination: 98.7000 deg. Period: 101.40 min. Remote sensing. Earth observation satellite. Registration 1990-1-B..

1993 September 26 - . 01:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Kourou. Launch Complex: Kourou ELA2. LV Family: Ariane. Launch Vehicle: Ariane 40.
  • SPOT 3 - . Payload: Spot 3. Mass: 1,907 kg (4,204 lb). Nation: France. Agency: CNES. Program: SPOT. Class: Earth. Type: Earth resources satellite. Spacecraft: SPOT-1-2-3. USAF Sat Cat: 22823 . COSPAR: 1993-061A. Apogee: 823 km (511 mi). Perigee: 821 km (510 mi). Inclination: 98.7000 deg. Period: 101.30 min. Remote sensing..


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