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SPOT-6 Satellite Sensor
Satellite Imaging Corporation acquires and provides SPOT-6 satellite imagery worldwide.
Image Credit: Astrium
About the SPOT-6 Satellite Sensor
SPOT-6 satellite built by Astrium was successfully launched on September 9, 2012 by a PSLV launcher from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in India.
SPOT-6 is an optical imaging satellite capable of imaging the Earth with a resolution of 1.5 meter Panchromatic and 6 meter Multispectral (Blue, Green, Red, Near-IR) and will offer imaging products to customers in defense, agriculture, deforestation, environmental monitoring, coastal surveillance, engineering, oil, gas and mining industries.
SPOT-6 and SPOT-7 will ensure service continuity of SPOT- 4 and SPOT-5 satellites, which have been operating since 1998 and 2002. Moreover, both ground and space segments have been designed for improved performances compared to previous SPOT missions, especially in term of reactivity from satellite tasking to product delivery and collection capacity. The constellation SPOT-6 and SPOT-7 will actually provide a daily revisit everywhere on Earth with a total coverage of 6 million km² per day. SPOT-6 and 7 will have a service life of 10 years.
SPOT-6 Satellite Sensor Characteristics
|Launch Date||September 9, 2012|
|Launch Location||Satish Dhawan Space Center (India)|
|Multispectral Imagery (4 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)
|Resolution (GSD)||Panchromatic - 1.5m
Multispectral - 6.0m (B,G,R,NIR)
|Imaging Swath||60 Km at Nadir|
- Automatic ortho image with location accuracy of 10m CE90 using Reference3D
- 120 Km x 120 Km bi-strip or 60 Km x 180 Km tri-strip mapping in a single pass and delivery of mosaic
- Stereo and tri-stereo acquisition of 60 Km x 60 Km scenes for production of DEM
- 6 tasking plans per day
- Several weather forecasts per day to optimize tasking
- Each tasking plan covers 24 hours
- Up to 750 scenes per day per satellite
SPOT-6 Satellite Imagery
SPOT-6 satellite image data can be acquired through a satellite tasking process. Besides providing image data, Satellite Imaging Corporation also performs many tasks in the background to ensure that we meet customer specifications and time schedules.
For more information and pricing, please contact us.
SPOT-6 Satellite Imagery Gallery
For SPOT-6 sample images, please visit the SPOT-6 Gallery.