DORIS - January 2013

End of mission SPOT-4, new mission Take-5 (see dorismail 858).
SPOT4 trade mission is completed since January 11th 2013 (...) Before bowing out final in June, the  satellite will be used to prepare the future with the new experimental mission "Take-5". It will be placed on a new orbit (2.5 km under the current one) to prepare image processing chains of the future mission  Sentinel-2 (GMES project) (...) The experiment ends in late May,  then, SPOT-4 will be de-orbited in June and  DORIS will be switched off.