SPOT 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5

Distribution Rights : United States

Meeting Multiscale Requirements with an Optimum Combination of Resolution and Coverage

SPOT 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

The SPOT satellites constellation offers unsurpassed acquisition and revisit capacity to bring you the imagery from anywhere in the world, every day. The SPOT constellation provides global coverage when and where you need it. A global archive of millions of images since 1986 provides a vast storehouse of recent and historical data for multi-date analysis. SPOT satellite imagery is an established base map source ideal for updating your project databases. It delivers added value for many applications:

  • Mapping
  • Defence
  • Urban planning
  • Telecommunications network planning
  • Crop management
  • Environmental monitoring

The SPOT constellation offers the capability to acquire imagery of any point on the globe, every day. The imagery is processed and posted on line within hours of acquisition and delivery. Whether you are looking to cover large areas or target specific sites, SPOT satellite imagery is an economical and effective solution.

SPOT 4 and 5 are active missions with similar characteristics. SPOT 1, 2 and 3 have reached end of life. Archive data are available for those missions. MDA does not currently have distribution rights to SPOT 6 or 7 imagery.

SATELLITE DESCRIPTION Satellite for ground observation
PRIMARY MISSION High resolution land observation and disaster monitoring.

High resolution optical

Multispectral; 2 panchromatic (2.5 m - 5 m - 10 m), combined to generate a 2.5 -
5 m product; 3 multispectral (10 m - 20 m); 1 short-wave infrared (20 m)
REVISIT TIME  2-3 days
RESOLUTION CLASS  High Resolution: 10 m s.s.p. cross-track, 5 m sampling along-track
COVERAGE PER CYCLE Global coverage in 26 days
LAUNCH DATE  2002-05-04
ORBIT Sun-synchronous orbit 
ALTITUDE  822 km
SPOT 5 - SENSOR SPECIFICATIONS  Panchromatic 0,48 – 0.71 µm
Green: 0.50 – 0.59 µm
Red: 0.61 – 0.68 µm
Near Infrared: 0.78 – 0.89 µm
SWIR: 1.58 – 1.75 µm
Dynamic Range 8 Bit
General Terms of UsePDF15.66 KB
SPOT 1-5 License AgreementPDF159.28 KB
SPOT Data SheetPDF588.36 KB