SPOT Satellite Imagery

The SPOT constellation has been supplying high-resolution, wide-area optical imagery since 1986. SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 will assure data continuity through to 2024.

Constellation SPOT 1-7

Wide swath and accuracy – an effective combination

SPOT 5 Satellite Image - Oleron Island, France - © CNES 2003

SPOT 5 satellite image of Oléron, France
© CNES 2003
Distribution Astrium Services/ Spot Image

SPOT products provide global, multidate, current geospatial information at local to nationwide scales from 0.3 € per sq. km.

With an imaging swath of 60 km and resolutions from 20 m to 1.5 m, SPOT products provide an ideal basemap at local and regional scales from 1:100 000 to 1:15 000.

Simplified on-line access

All SPOT imagery from 1986 to the present day is accessible on line in the Geostore catalogue:

  • A 26-year archive from SPOT 1 through to SPOT 5 containing more than 30 million images at resolutions of 20 to 2.5 metres.
  • SPOT 6 and SPOT 7, launched in 2012 and 2014, will assure continued availability of high-resolution, wide-area products through to 2024.

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Satellite imagery to inform decisions

SPOT satellite imagery is an affordable source of information for analysing, monitoring, forecasting and managing resources and human activities on our planet.

Image satellite SPOT 6 - Baie de Gibraltar, Mer Méditerranée

SPOT 6 Satellite Image - Gibraltar Bay, Mediterranean Sea © 2012 Astrium Services

SPOT products are true decision-support tools for a range of applications like:

  • 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

Airbus Defence and Space’s domain experts work with an international network of partners to develop tailored application solutions.

A constellation ready for action

Every day, the SPOT constellation is tasked to acquire Earth imagery all over the globe. Airbus Defence and Space’s satellite tasking team offers close support for each tasking request, analysing requirements, proposing tasking plans, validating acquisitions and providing regular updates. Within hours of being acquired, images are processed, posted to the on-line catalogue and delivered to our customers.

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