BackForward Satellite: SPOT-3 

Satellite details
Acronym SPOT-3
Full name Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre - 3
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the SPOT programme.
  • Main mission: land observation.
  • Substantial contribution to atmospheric chemistry.
Mass at launch 1907 kg Dry mass
Power 1000 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data distributed by SpotImage, now subsidiary of EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company) - Astrium.
  • For more information, see
  • Data from POAM distributed by the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 822 km
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Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 26 Sep 1993 EOL 14 Nov 1996
Last update: 2015-07-29
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on SPOT-3

Acronym Full name
DORIS Doppler Orbitography and Radiopositioning Integrated by Satellite
HRV Haute Résolution dans le Visible
POAM Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement
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