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Spot satellite images
The SPOT (from French "Satellite pour l'Observation de la Terre") series has been supplying high-resolution, wide-area optical imagery since 1986. Conceived by the French National Centre for Space Studies (CNES), five satellites were launched between 1986 and 2015 (SPOT 1, SPOT 2, SPOT 3, SPOT 4, SPOT 5), and in revealing Earth’s surface in detail they led to new applications in :
Land use and land cover,
The impacts of natural disasters,
The latest satellites in the series, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7, are commercial satellites owned by Airbus Defence and Space, and assure data continuity through to 2024.
All of the SPOT satellites provide imagery in Panchromatic and Multispectral bands with a swath of 60 km.
SPOT Series Missions
SPOT 1 was launched on 22 February 1986. SPOT 2 was launched on 22 January 1990. SPOT 3 was launched on 26 September 1993. SPOT 4 was launched on 24 March 1998. SPOT 5 was launched on 4 May 2002. SPOT 6 was launched 9 September 2012. SPOT 7 was launched 30 June 2014.
SPOT satellites (Satellites Pour l'Observation de la Terre) were designed by CNES to study the Earth. From 1986 to 2015, the series of 5 satellites were able to take images of the planet with improved resolution with each generation of satellites (from 20 m to 2.5 m). In order to perpetuate and enhance these data, the SPOT World Heritage (SWH) program runned by CNES make available for free to the public the SPOT 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 archive. These are images (60x60 km) acquired from 1986 until 2015 in L1A level (radiometric egalization, no geometric correction) (CNES).
Spot 1-5 archives images are subject to Open 2.0 ETALAB Licence. For any use of the product we should be grateful if you mention CNES support within SWH Programme by adding: "SPOT images acquired by CNES's Spot World Heritage Programme" and to provide CNES any information regarding their use (publication, project/study report, meeting presentation...) at: firstname.lastname@example.org (CNES).