Mobile version

Spot

 

The Spot family is designed and developed by the French space agency Cnes. The Spot system comprises several satellites, an orbit and mission control ground segment, a global network of receiving and processing stations, and an international product distribution and marketing network.

The Spot family includes five satellites of which two are still in activity :

  • Spot-1 launched on February, 22, 1986 and stopped in 2001,
  • Spot-2 launched  on January 22, 1990 and stopped on June 30, 2009
  • Spot-3 launched on September 26, 1993 and stopped on November 14, 1996,

  • Spot-4 launched on March 24, 1998,

  • Spot-5 launched on May 4, 2002.

The spectral bands measured by the instruments have been carefully selected to match the Spot missions requirements, particularly for monitoring of crop and plant health, land management, topographic and relief mapping, ecosystem monitoring. These satellites do not include radars altimeters, unlike all the others satellites detailed on this site. They are presented here because, since Spot 2, the Doris instrument is onboard. Since Spot 4 Diode system able to localize the satellite in real-time.

Satellite  Spot
Launch on 
End Date 
Altitude  830 km
Inclination 
Repetitivity 
Agency  Cnes
Goals  Earth observation
Link 
EnglishFrançaisEspañol
Rss feedsContactSitemapPartnersFAQGlossaryLexiconMobile
You must enable cookies in your browser preferences to save the modifications
You are using an older version of Internet Explorer, please update to take full advantage of Aviso+ features

Customize the home page

View all widgets
Reduce display
Public profile
User profile

Select/Deselect widgets

Discover AVISO+

Customizable home, reading tools, products search guide, etc.. Discover step by step the features of the new site AVISO+.

Customizable homepage

The new home page is composed of blocks called "widgets".

Rearrange the blocks with a "Click & Drop".

Hide a widget with the cross at the top right. Reset or add a widget with the "wrench" icon. The "User" and "Public" profiles offer a predefined organization.

All the modifications are automatically saved as cookies on your machine so as to enable you to have your own specific AVISO+.

Reading tools

Ease your reading by choosing the page background colour (black/white) and/or by modifying the font size.

Browsing menu and breadcrum trail

To ease your browsing through AVISO+, you can use at any time the main banner items with the interactive submenus or use the browsing menu on the left side of the screen (it is open by default). For more readiness of the page contents, you can fold and unfold the browsing menu by clicking on the tab. At any time you can know where you are thanks to the browsing menu or the breadcrum at the top of the page.

Products search guide

The first submenu of the "Data" banner item leads you to a new search form enabling you to find quickier the product that suits your needs. The list of results is updated according to your selection criteria.

AVISO+ Multimedia

The first submenu of the "Multimedia" banner item leads you to AVISO+ collections of images and videos linked to altimetry and its applications. Have a nice visit!