High Resolution Visible Imaging Instrument (HRV)
The HRV instrument is a multispectral radiometer designed for SPOT (Earth observing satellites) spacecraft. The HRV instrument provides high-resolution imaging in the visible and near-infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Operating independently of each other, the two HRVs acquire imagery in either multispectral (XS) and/or panchromatic (P) modes at any viewing angle within plus or minus 27 degrees. This off-nadir viewing enables the acquisition of stereoscopic imagery. To make sure the satellite covers every point on the earth's surface, the HRV imaging instruments offer a field of view that is wider than the greatest distance between two adjacent tracks.
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More Information (under review)
- Technical information about the SPOT satellites and their instruments
- Details on SPOT satellite orbits
- Information about the instruments on-board SPOT 1-5
- Information on how the SPOT imagery is collected
Links to further information
If you have queries about these pages or about obtaining the SPOT data from the NEODC then you should contact the NEODC Supportteam . Your query should be answered within one working day. When follow-up work is required, the NEODC support team will carry out the work as quickly and efficiently as possible.