Other Satellites

SPOT-5 Satellite Sensor (2.5m/5m) – Decommissioned

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%)
Digitization: 8 bits

Pan: 2.5m from 2 x 5m scenes
Pan: 5m (nadir)
MS: 10m (nadir)
SWI: 20m (nadir)

Image Bands:
Pan: 480-710 nm
Green: 500-590 nm
Red: 610-680 nm
Near IR: 780-890 nm
Shortwave IR: 1,580-1,750 nm

FORMOSAT-2 Satellite Sensor (2m)
FORMOSAT-2 Satellite Sensor Specifications

Imaging Data Products:
B&W: 2-m
Color: 2-m (merge)
Multispectral (R, G, B, NIR): 8-m
Bundle (separate Pan and MS images)
Sensor Footprint: 24 km x 24 km

Spectral Bands:
P: 0.45 – 0.90 µm (Panchromatic)
B1: 0.45 – 0.52 µm (Blue)
B2: 0.52 – 0.60 µm (Green)
B3: 0.63 – 0.69 µm (Red)
B4: 0.76 – 0.90 µm (Near-infrared)

Revisit Interval: Daily
Viewing Angles: Cross-track and along-track (forward/aft): +/- 45°
Satellite Tasking: Yes – Panchromatic and multispectral images can be acquired at the same time
Image Dynamics: 8 bits/pixel
Image File Size: (level 1A without metadata)
MS: 35 Mb
Pan: 137 Mb


Swath: Adjustable up to 620 km
Spectral Bands: 3 bands (NIR, R, G)
Revisit: 3-4 days for mid-latitude (1-2 days for mid-latitude (Two satellites))
Quantisation: 10 bit
Imaging Service: Standard or Priority