SPOT 7 Gets Ready for Launch!
SPOT 7, the cornerstone of the Airbus Defence and Space Earth Observation Satellite Constellation, is now ready for launch! After its transfer to the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India on May 13th, SPOT 7 has now been integrated with the PSLV launcher that will carry it into orbit on June 30th.
As its twin SPOT 6, SPOT 7 is an optical Earth observation satellite with a 60-km swath which delivers images at 1.5m resolution.
Phased 180° apart in the same orbit, the SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 genuine constellation, beyond ensuring service continuity from the SPOT family, will now bring new capabilities especially in terms of sharpness, responsiveness and collection capacity:
- 1.5m resolution suitable for 1:25.000 scale topographic mapping
- Daily revisits everywhere
- Wide coverage capacity – Collecting the equivalent of the Earth’s Landmass in just two months
SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 are the de facto solution to cover wide areas in record time, making national maps regular updating as well as thematic map creation possible.
Bringing More to the Market
The constellation - powered with with the additional SPOT 7 capacity- and already benefitting from Pléiades twins, SPOT 6, TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X - will be able to capture images daily from each point of the globe, in high and very high-resolution, as well as in cloudy areas.
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