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
- Infoterra page on the SPOT satellites
- The CNES website
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.