Satellite is SPOT on!

by — 2016-02-24 20:12:07

This week marks the thirtieth anniversary of the launch of the first SPOT satellite, making it one of the longest satellite time series datasets.

The French Space Agency (CNES) established the series of Satellites Pour l'Observation de la Terre, known as SPOT. SPOT-1 was launched on the 22nd February 1986 and was fitted with revolutionary steerable mirrors, meaning the satellite could look in multiple directions enabling it to observe the same point on the Earth every five days.