BackForward Satellite: SPOT-5 

Satellite details
Acronym SPOT-5
Full name Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre - 5
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 5th (last) flight unit of the SPOT programme.
  • Main mission: land observation.
Mass at launch 3030 kg Dry mass
Power 2400 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Both high resolution images and Végétation data distributed by SpotImage, now subsidiary of EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company) - Astrium.
  • Data from Végétation are also distributed by centres in Belgium, Sweden and Italy.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 832 km
ECT 10:30 desc


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Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • The SPOT-5 commercial mission was ended on March 27, 2015.  De-orbited in Autumn 2015.  In the meantime,  used for dedicated demonstrations.
Launch 04 May 2002 EOL 27 Mar 2015
Last update: 2015-07-29
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on SPOT-5

Acronym Full name
DORIS Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite
HRG Haute Résolution Géométrique
HRS Haute Résolution Stéréoscopique
Végétation Végétation
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