SPOT 7 Commercial Launch

Airbus Defence and Space Satellite Constellation is Now Complete!

We are delighted to announce that SPOT 7  high-resolution imagery is now available to all users.
Joining SPOT 6, Pléiades 1A/1B, TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X in space, SPOT 7 opens up opportunities for new applications, providing fresh images within an unprecedented time frame.
With this commercial launch, the Airbus Defence and Space optical satellite constellation is now complete, offering the perfect trade-off between resolution and coverage to deal with the detailed depth needed.

SPOT 6 & SPOT 7 Show their Full Array of Capabilities

Bi-Satellite Coverage Efficiency

Zambia covered in seven only weeks!

SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 were tasked to cover the country of Zambia (770 000km²). The whole territory was covered
with less than 5% cloud cover in a mere seven weeks!

Entire California covered in one month!

SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 were tasked to cover the state of California (407 754km²). 100% of the territory was covered with less than 10% cloud cover in just one month.

SPOT 6 &7 coverage over Zambia

SPOT 6 &7 coverage over Zambia

SPOT 6 &7 coverage over California

SPOT 6 &7 coverage over California

Daily Coverage in a Single Pass

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100,000 km² in less than five minutes

Five north-south data strips 330km long and 60km wide, covering an area of 100,000-km²., were acquired in a single pass in less than five minutes.

The SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 constellation is specifically designed to efficiently monitor large areas on a daily basis. This capacity makes them particularly suitable to serve maritime applications such as search and rescue operations or sea pollution monitoring. 

Ideal Solution for 1:25,000 Country-Wide Mapping

A 1:25,000 topographic map in record time

Airbus Defence and Space produced a 1:25,000-scale topographic map over the Lhasa area  in Tibet, based on SPOT 6 stereo imagery interpreted in stereo-plotting.

Satellite Image

Topographic Map
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SPOT 7 Commercial Launch