SPOT6/7 Success Stories

Cyprus in 1 minute 30 seconds

Cyprus Coverage by SPOT6

Cyprus imaged in a single SPOT 6 pass

SPOT 6 covered the island’s 9,251 from east to west, acquiring 4 data strips in just 1 minute and 30 seconds, including acquisition and sensor-repositioning time.

Maritime Surveillance

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100,000 in less than 5 minutes

Five north-south data strips 330 km long and 60 km wide, covering an area of 100,, were acquired in a single pass in less than 5 minutes.

Quick-Response Coverage

North Korea  SPOT 6 Rapid Coverage

North Korea - Rapid SPOT 6 coverage

North Korea in 2 weeks

SPOT 6 was tasked in late September to cover all of North Korea’s territory in the short time window between the monsoon season and the first snowfall.

With time of the essence, the viewing angle of the satellite’s sensors was extended out to 37 degrees to maximize imaging opportunities.

The country was covered in exactly 2 weeks.

Hard-to-Image Areas

Venezuela - Two strips acquisitions by SPOT 6

Venezuela cloud free

SPOT 6 acquired 2 data strips, one 500 km long, with very low cloud cover over Venezuela in a single pass. In hard-to-image areas like this, the ability to accommodate the latest weather forecasts optimizes wide-area imaging.