A first look at Spot 5 (Take5) sites

One month from the start of Spot 5 (Take 5) experiment, Cnes and ESA decided to release a first list of 110 sites in its provisional state.

This list is now available on https://labo.obs-mip.fr/multitemp/?p=4644.

In November 2014, ESA released a call for proposals to select the sites to be observed during the Spot 5 (Take5) experiment. 62 proposals were received, with more than 100 sites submitted. ESA appointed a committee to review the proposals, a first list of 110 sites was issued, including the sites proposed by Cnes and ESA for their own projects. Cnes (F.Daniaud) did a first assessment of the possibility to acquire all these data, taking into account the motion speed of the mirrors, the memory and download capacity, the amount of time necessary to prepare the programming for each 5 days cycle in this special context, far from the nominal orbit.

Following these tests, Cnes and ESA agreed to add 40 more sites in the list. The final feasibility study for the additional sites has started at Cnes and should be completed by mid March.

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