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Posted on August 4th, 2020

An Update on the Future of Medium-Resolution SPOT 1 – 5 Imagery

By now you might have heard that medium-resolution satellite imagery from SPOT 1, SPOT 2, SPOT 3, SPOT 4 and SPOT 5 has been removed from Airbus Defense and Space’s Geostore? If not, we are sorry to break the news to you!

A SPOT 5 preview over Boulder, Colorado from June 2011 as seen on Image Hunter.

But we do have some good-ish news for you as well as we have no plans to remove SPOT 1 to 5 imagery from Image Hunter. Now sure, we will not be able to order these images now that the catalogue has been removed from the Geostore but for now you will at least be able to query the historic archive that can date back to 1986 in some locations.

Representing one of the longest standing continuous records of medium-resolution land observation data, we fully expect a new company or perhaps a European space agency to take up the mantle and start providing access to SPOT 1 to 5 imagery again. But until that time, at least you can still find the archive on Image Hunter – and as soon as we hear updates on its new ‘home,’ we will be sure to update our readers.

If you have any additional questions about SPOT 1 to 5 medium-resolution satellite imagery, feel free to drop us an email anytime at

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