15 September 2001


Press Release
SPOT Releases Satellite Image of World Trade Center Fires SPOT - Reston, VA--SPOT released a satellite image of Manhattan, acquired on September 11 at 11:55 AM EST, 3 hours after two planes crashed into the World Trade Center (see URLs below). The colors result from the use of infrared bands to identify the actual fire hot spots (see red spots near the base of the smoke plume). The .tif and .jpg files were created with SPOT 20 meter resolution imagery. The SPOT satellites orbit at an altitude of 822 km. This copyrighted image may be used free of charge, with the appropriate copyright attribution, as follows: CNES/SPOT Image 2001 For further information: Clark Nelson (703.715.3131) or