SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 Satellite Imagery
Spot the Difference
With SPOT 6 and SPOT 7, the SPOT series is entering a new era. Together, the two satellites form an Earth-observation constellation with highly responsive sensors that increase acquisition capacity and simplify data access.
While retaining SPOT’s trademark 60-km wide imaging swath, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 offer users a number of key improvements:
1.5-metre-resolution natural-colour products, orthorectified as standard
Multi-year coverage of entire national territories
Daily revisits to any point on the globe
Ability to accommodate last-minute tasking requests
Billing per area of interest
Built with a 10-year lifetime warranty, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 will assure continuity of high-resolution data services through to 2024.
The Big Picture
SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 are designed to cover wide areas in record time, making it possible to regularly update national map series free from the constraints imposed by seasonal conditions.
The constellation covers up to 6 million sq.km. every day, an area larger than the entire European Union.
Four weather forecasts per day are integrated automatically into the tasking process to optimize efficiency. As a result, 60% of images have less than 10% cloud cover.
Designed for 1:25 000 scale Mapping
With a location accuracy better than 10 metres (CE90) and a resolution of 1.5 metres, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 are the ideal solution for national 1:25 000 map series.
Comparison of SPOT 5 (2.5 m) and SPOT 6 (1.5 m) images of New York.
From 24/7 satellite tasking through to data delivery, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 offer increased operational performance:
Instant Tasking, available 24/7 via Geostore
The tasking plan is updated every 4 hours to accommodate urgent requests and crisis management.
The satellites’ agility keeps acquisition conflicts to a minimum and allows them to switch targets in record time.
Automatic production ensures products are quickly available—less than 1 hour after data are downlinked to the receiving station.
In crisis situations, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7’s responsiveness supports emergency management agencies and relief teams on the ground.
SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 products and services are available on line via the Geostore portal.
Browse the catalogue, buy on line, track orders and task the constellation—our full high-resolution range is just a mouse-click away.
Did you know?
SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 are phased 180° on the same orbit as the Pléiades constellation, thus combining wide-area collection with the ability to image and revisit point targets the same day.