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.

Daily acquisition capacity of 6 million km² per satellite.

High-resolution products with five spectral bands

Daily revisit, anywhere


Spot – 6/7 Specs

Launch Information

Date: September 9, 2012
Launch Vehicle: Delta PSLV
Launch Site: Satish Dhawan Space Center (India)



Altitude: 496 km
Type: Sun synchronous
Period: 95 min.

spacecraft size

Spacecraft Size, Mass and Power

Body: ~ 1.55 m x 1.75 m x 2.7 m
Solar array wingspan area: 5.4 m2

Sensor bands

Sensor Bands

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)

Sensor Resolution

Sensor Resolution

Panchromatic – 2m
Multispectral – 8m

Dynamic Range

Dynamic Range

12-bits per pixel


Swath Width

60 km (2 imagers)
120 km with single pass mosaic


Attitude Determination & Control

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).

Point accuracy

Pointing Accuracy & Knowledge

Accuracy of up to 500 µrad (3σ)


Retargeting Agility

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


Revisit Frequency (at 40°N Latitude)

1 (45º) to 5 days (30º)


Accuracy (CE90)

35 m without GCP; < 10 m with Ref3D



3 million sq km

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