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SPOT-5 Satellite Sensor
Satellite Imaging Corporation acquires and provides SPOT-5 satellite imagery worldwide.
About the SPOT-5 Satellite Sensor
The SPOT-5 Earth observation satellite was successfully placed into orbit by an Ariane 4 from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou during the night of 3 to 4 May 2002.
The VEGETATION 2 passenger instrument on SPOT-5 also provides continuity of environmental monitoring around the globe, like its predecessor on SPOT-4.
SPOT Image Corporation is composed of four subsidiaries, including an office in Germany and a dense global network of receiving stations, channel partners, and distributors. Satellite Imaging Corporation is an official distributor for SPOT Image Corporation.
Compared to its predecessors, SPOT-5 offers greatly enhanced capabilities, which provide additional cost-effective imaging solutions. Thanks to SPOT-5's improved 5-metre and 2.5-metre resolution and wide imaging swath, which covers 60 x 60 km or 60 km x 120 km in twin-instrument mode, the SPOT-5 satellite provides an ideal balance between high resolution and wide-area coverage. The coverage offered by SPOT-5 is a key asset for applications such as medium-scale mapping (at 1:25 000 and 1:10 000 locally), urban and rural planning, oil and gas exploration, and natural disaster management. SPOT-5's other key feature is the unprecedented acquisition capability of the on-board HRS stereo viewing instrument, which can cover vast areas in a single pass. Stereo pair imagery is vital for applications that call for 3D terrain modeling and computer environments, such as flight simulator databases, pipeline corridors, and mobile phone network planning.
SPOT-5 Satellite Sensor Characteristics
|Launch Date||May 3, 2002|
|Launch Vehicle||Ariane 4|
|Launch Location||Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guyana|
|Orbital Altitude||822 kilometers|
|Orbital Inclination||98.7°, sun-synchronous|
|Speed||7.4 Km/second (26,640 Km/hour)|
|Equator Crossing Time||10:30 AM (descending node)|
|Orbit Time||101.4 minutes|
|Revisit Time||2-3 days, depending on latitude|
|Swath Width||60 Km x 60 Km to 80 Km at nadir|
|Metric Accuracy||< 50m horizontal position accuracy (CE90%)|
Pan: 2.5m from 2 x 5m scenes
Pan: 5m (nadir)
MS: 10m (nadir)
SWI: 20m (nadir)
Pan: 480-710 nm
Green: 500-590 nm
Red: 610-680 nm
Near IR: 780-890 nm
Shortwave IR: 1,580-1,750 nm
Archived and New SPOT-5 Imagery
For many image requests, a matching image can already be located in the archives of SPOT-5 imagery from around the world. If no image data is available in the archives, new SPOT-5 satellite image data can be acquired through a satellite tasking process. Besides providing image data, Satellite Imaging Corporation also performs many tasks in the background to ensure that we meet customer specifications and time schedules. We:
- Negotiate the attainment of archived or new images
- Process imagery, including orthorectification, DSMs, DTMs, and culture and terrain extraction for GIS
- Incorporate third-party United States and international GIS data
- Consult on band combinations most appropriate to bring out the geographical and manmade features that are most relevant to your project
- Perform spectral analysis for landcover use classifications and environmental changes
For more information and pricing, please contact us.
SPOT-5 Satellite Imagery Gallery
For SPOT-5 sample images, please visit the SPOT-5 Gallery.