SPOT-4

Applications:civil and military mapping, natural and man-made disaster management, insurance, natural resources exploration, land planning, agriculture, civil engineering, environmental protection, maritime surveillance, geographic information systems

Operator: Airbus Defence and Space

Sensor Type: Optical

Highest Resolution: 10m

Widest swath width: 60km

Number of Bands/Modes: 5

Launched: 24th Mar 1998, July 2013

Nationality: French

Revisit Interval: 26 days

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Name Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre
Parameters Measured B(0.50-0.59µm), G(0.61-068µm), R(0.79-0.89µm), SWIR(1.58-1.75µm), PAN(0.51-0.73µm)
Sensor Type Optical Sensor
Purpose SPOT-4 is considered a 2nd generation SPOT-series satellite of CNES, France. The most important advance is the addition of the “Vegetation” instrument, with four spectral bands to allow continuous, worldwide crop monitoring. The data may be used for crop forecasts and environmental studies.
Applications civil and military mapping, natural and man-made disaster management, insurance, natural resources exploration, land planning, agriculture, civil engineering, environmental protection, maritime surveillance, geographic information systems
Data Cost and Access Public - Subject to costing
Start Date of Collection 1998-03-24
End Date of Collection 2013-07-01
Spatial Resolution (meters) 10
Frequency of Collection {26}
Data Format GeoTIFF
Distributor contact contact@astrium-geo.com
Lineage The SPOT-4 S/C design differs from the earlier SPOT series (SPOT-1,2,3) in the following aspects: five years design lifetime instead of three; a new extended platform design, the SPOT-4 satellite bus referred to as SPOT MK2, [provided by MMS (Matra Marconi Space), Toulouse] and service module are employed accommodating twice the payload of the former SPOT 3 bus). The propulsion module consists of a frame made of aluminium bars and two capillary tanks holding 158 kg of hydrazine.
Additional Information N/A