French Space Agency to Share Older Spot Image Data for Non-Commercial Use
Following a French government commitment Jan. 17 at the Geneva meeting of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) the French space agency, CNES announced free availability of Spot imagery for research. The Spot data, made available via partner Airbus Defence and Space (formerly Astrium Services) includes imagery at least five years old. The imagery dates back to 1986 and CNES has already begun processing the 100,000 images which are expected to be available later this year. Other images may require a small fee for processing.