SPOT-6/7

Applications:civil and military mapping, natural and man-made disaster management, insurance, natural resources exploration, land planning, agriculture, civil engineering, environmental protection, maritime surveillance, geographic information systems

Operator: Airbus Defence and Space

Sensor Type: Optical

Highest Resolution: 1.5m

Widest swath width: 60km

Number of Bands/Modes: 5

Launched: 9th Sep 2012

Nationality: French

Revisit Interval: 1 days

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Name Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre
Parameters Measured B(0.45-0.52µm), G(0.53-0.60µm), R(0.62-0.69µm), NIR(0.76-0.89µm), PAN(0.45-0.75µm)
Sensor Type Optical Sensor
Purpose The current SPOT constellation of two satellites (SPOT-4, and SPOT-5) offers the broadest range of imagery, including, 2.5, 5, 10, and 20 m resolutions. The goal of the new SPOT-6 and -7 series is to guarantee a sustainable operational service to the end users.
Applications civil and military mapping, natural and man-made disaster management, insurance, natural resources exploration, land planning, agriculture, civil engineering, environmental protection, maritime surveillance, geographic information systems
Data Cost and Access Public - Subject to costing
Start Date of Collection 2012-09-09
End Date of Collection N/A
Spatial Resolution (meters) 1.5
Frequency of Collection {1}
Data Format GeoTIFF
Distributor contact contact@astrium-geo.com
Lineage In 2008, Spot Image of Toulouse, France, and partners (EADS Astrium) started an initiative to build a new commercial SPOT mission series, referred to as SPOT-6 /-7, to continue sustainable wide-swath high-resolution observation services as currently provided by the SPOT-5 mission. Having full support from EADS Astrium (Spot Image’s majority shareholder), manufacturing of the twin constellation SPOT-6 and -7 was officially announced in mid 2009 by Astrium Services’ CEO Eric Beranger.
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