Satellite pour l'observation de la terre
From AMS Glossary
Satellite pour l'Observation de la Terre
(Abbreviated SPOT.) A series of French satellites using visible and near-infrared wavelength instruments to gather high spatial resolution images of the earth.
The primary SPOT imaging instrument consists of two identical visible sensors that can record digital images in either a multispectral mode (3 channels, each with a ground resolution of 20 m) or a panchromatic mode (with ground resolution of 10 m).