The SPOT twins operate in phased orbits and can revisit any point on the globe once per day. They deliver 1.5-meter high-resolution imagery across five spectral bands and can capture 6 million square kilometers per satellite per day.
With SPOT 6 and SPOT 7, Airbus Defence and Space (DS) not only secures mission continuity of its SPOT series, which has collected an archive of more than 30 million scenes since 1986. This new generation of optical satellites features technological improvements and advanced system performance that increase reactivity and acquisition capacity, as well as simplifying data access.
Date: September 9, 2012
Launch Vehicle: Delta PSLV
Launch Site: Satish Dhawan Space Center (India)
Altitude: 496 km
Type: Sun synchronous
Period: 95 min.
Body: ~ 1.55 m x 1.75 m x 2.7 m
Solar array wingspan area: 5.4 m2
Blue (0.455 µm – 0.525 µm)
Green (0.530 µm – 0.590 µm)
Red (0.625 µm – 0.695 µm)
Near-Infrared (0.760 µm – 0.890 µm)
Panchromatic - 2m
Multispectral - 8m
12-bits per pixel
60 km (2 imagers)
120 km with single pass mosaic
The enhanced 3-axis stabilization attitude control system is based on a set of 4 RW (Reaction Wheels) for fine-pointing with 3 MTQ (Magnetic Torquers) for off-loading. In case of very high agility requirements, the reactions wheels are replaced by Astrium patented CMGs (Control Moment Gyros).
Accuracy of up to 500 µrad (3σ)
Ultimate satellite agility, enabling to achieve efficiently both collection of large coverage and collection of individual targets: more than 3 million km2 per day for each satellite
1 (45º) to 5 days (30º)
35 m without GCP; < 10 m with Ref3D
3 million sq km
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