Innovation Benefiting Mapping and the Environment

Agriculture is a rapidly growing market (x2,5 in the next ten years) and becomes more and more mature in its use of geo-information, driven by the contradictive requirements to produce more, manage inputs and safeguard the environment.

Earth observation has a key role to play in this growth now that data access is being solved (both from a satellite and from a platform / cloud / digitalisation view point).

Airbus data and services supports you in the development of productive and sustainable agricultural practices


At 6:23am local time on Sunday, 9 September 2012, the Indian PSLV-C21 launcher lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India and placed SPOT 6 into orbit. Contact was established with SPOT 6 by the Inuvik station in Canada and Kiruna station in Sweden. All the equipment on the platform was activated correctly;

Photo Release Pléiades Neo well on track for launch mid-2020
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Solution and Results

In its mapping, visualisation and project planning configuration, SPOT 6 is designed to cover wide areas. With up to 3 million km² per day and weather forecasts updated six times a day, the SPOT 6 resource is optimised, the successful acquisition rate is increased and full coverage of a region is faster.

Solution Description

  • National mapping
  • Cadastral maps
  • Property Tax revenue collection, valuation and land transactions

See Bora Bora French Polynesia with SPOT 6


The 23 SPOT 6/7 Direct Receiving Stations were established in community in less than three years. Three of them had been equipped before the launch, confirming their trust in this space program and its applications.

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Satellite Image SPOT - Sumatra

Organisation Involved

The SPOT 7 satellite was launched on 30 June 2014 from India’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre. It reached the orbit of its twin SPOT 6 and the Pléiades 1A and Pléiades 1B very-high-resolution observation satellites.

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