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In-flight assessment of SPOT5 image quality
Author(s): Aime Meygret; Claude Fratter; Eric Breton; Francois Cabot; Marie-Christine Laubies; Jean-Noel Hourcastagnou
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Paper Abstract

SPOT5, the fifth satellite of the SPOT remote sensing satellite family was successfully launched on the 4th of May 2002. SPOT5 is designed to ensure continuity of data acquisition and space image services but also to provide users with advanced products. It flies two identical cameras named HRG (High Resolution Geometry) providing a 2.5 m and a 5 m resolution in a panchromatic mode and a 10 m resolution in a multi-spectral mode, still keeping a 60-km ground field. Stereo application is part two of the SPOT5 mission; the satellite flies a specific High Resolution Stereo instrument (HRS) made up of two telescopes allowing a 20° fore view and a 20° aft view over a 120-km swath, sampling the landscape every 5m. VEGETATION2, a wide field of view imaging radiometer complements the mission thanks to its daily coverage of the earth. The paper presents the mission, the commissioning phase that followed the satellite launch, the assessment of the image quality and the first calibration results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4881, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI, (8 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.462626
Show Author Affiliations
Aime Meygret, Ctr. National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
Claude Fratter, Ctr. National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
Eric Breton, Ctr. National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
Francois Cabot, Ctr. National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
Marie-Christine Laubies, Ctr. National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)
Jean-Noel Hourcastagnou, Ctr. National d'Etudes Spatiales (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4881:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten; Konradin Weber; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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