SPOT 6/7 Satellite Imagery

Spot the Difference

With SPOT 6 and SPOT 7, the SPOT series is entering a new era. Together, the two satellites form an Earth-observation constellation with highly responsive sensors that increase acquisition capacity and simplify data access.

Constellation SPOT 1-7

While retaining SPOT’s trademark 60-km wide imaging swath, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 offer users a number of key improvements:

  • 1.5-metre-resolution natural-colour products, orthorectified as standard
  • Multi-year coverage of entire national territories
  • Daily revisits to any point on the globe
  • Ability to accommodate last-minute tasking requests
  • Billing per area of interest

Built with a 10-year lifetime warranty, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 assure continuity of high-resolution data services through to 2024.

The Big Picture

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SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 are designed to cover wide areas in record time, making it possible to regularly update national map series free from the constraints imposed by seasonal conditions.

  • The constellation covers up to 6 million every day, an area larger than the entire European Union.
  • Four weather forecasts per day are integrated automatically into the tasking process to optimize efficiency. As a result, 60% of images have less than 10% cloud cover.

Designed for 1:25 000 scale Mapping

With a location accuracy better than 10 metres (CE90) and a resolution of 1.5 metres, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 are the ideal solution for national 1:25 000 map series.

Comparison of SPOT 5 (2.5 m) and SPOT 6 (1.5 m) images of New York

Comparison of SPOT 5 (2.5 m) and SPOT 6 (1.5 m) images of New York.

Highly responsive

SPOT 6 and 7 Tasking

SPOT Satellites Tasking

From 24/7 satellite tasking through to data delivery, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 offer increased operational performance:

  • Instant Tasking, available 24/7 via Geostore
  • The tasking plan is updated every 4 hours to accommodate urgent requests and crisis management.
  • The satellites’ agility keeps acquisition conflicts to a minimum and allows them to switch targets in record time.
  • Automatic production ensures products are quickly available—less than 1 hour after data are downlinked to the receiving station.

In crisis situations, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7’s responsiveness supports emergency management agencies and relief teams on the ground.

One-stop Shop

SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 products and services are available on line via the Geostore portal.

Browse the catalogue, buy on line, track orders and task the constellation—our full high-resolution range is just a mouse-click away.