A live webcast and up-to-the-minute reports of the observation satellite can be viewed at the following site.
The launch window for the SPOT 5 Earth observation satellite opens May 3 at
9:31 PM Eastern Standard Time (May 4 at 1:31 GMT). A live webcast and
up-to-the-minute reports can be viewed, courtesy of Arianespace, at the
http://22.214.171.124/arianespace/english/accueil/http://126.96.36.199/arianespace/english/accueil/SPOT 5 represents a quantum leap in technology, which will drive the ongoing
evolution of the SPOT's global business, and innovations throughout the
geospatial information industry. SPOT 5 provides the ability to capture
digital imagery of up to 5600 square miles of Earth at resolutions of 2.5m,
5m and 10m; map highly accurate global elevations for 3D visualization; and
provide daily coverage of the entire Earth at 1km resolution.
SPOT 5 Launch Tonight 05.03.2002
May 3, 2002