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Instrument: VEGETATION-1 : VEGETATION INSTRUMENT (SPOT 4)
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Associated Platforms
SPOT-4

Spectral/Frequency Information
Wavelength Keyword: Visible
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 0.43 μm to 0.47 μm

Wavelength Keyword: Visible
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 0.61 μm to 0.68 μm

Wavelength Keyword: Near Infrared
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 0.78 μm to 0.89 μm

Wavelength Keyword: Infrared > Reflected
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 1.58 μm to 1.75 μm

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Description
[Text Source: Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing & Processing (CRISP), http://www.crisp.nus.edu.sg/~research/tutorial/spot.htm ]

The SPOT 4 satellite carries on-board a low-resolution wide-coverage instrument for monitoring the continental biosphere and to monitor crops. The VEGETATION instrument provides global coverage on an almost daily basis at a resolution of 1 kilometer with a swath of 2250 km, enabling the observation of long-term environmental changes on a regional and worldwide scale.

The VEGETATION program is being co-funded by the European Union, Belgium, France, Italy and Sweden and led by French space agency CNES.

Online Resources
http://www.space-risks.com/SpaceData/index.php?Satellite_Name=SPOT+4&id_page=8
http://www.wmo.ch/pages/prog/sat/Instruments_and_missions/HRVIR.html
http://www.crisp.nus.edu.sg/~research/tutorial/spot.htm
http://www.vgt.vito.be/

Instrument Logistics
Instrument Owner: France/CNES
European Union
Belgium
Italy
Sweden