The Spot 5 (Take 5) project, lead by Sylvia Sylvander at Cnes et Bianca Hoersch at ESA is getting ready and the first pictures will be taken in april 2015.
Spot 5 ends its operational life on March the 31st and the orbit change manoeuvre should take place on April the Second. Then a first image will be taken to check that all the processing works, as we did for Spot 4 (Tak e5). The first acquisitions will be programmed for the 8th of April.
The ground processing software preparation has started with the Theia Cnes team, with support from Cap Gemini and Cesbio. Mireille Huc, at Cesbio, just released the new version of MACCS prototype, which will handle the Spot 5 (Take 5) data.
Spot 5 (Take 5) agenda detail on www.cesbio.ups-tlse.fr