SPOT-6 was launched on September 9, 2012, as part of the SPOT mission which has been obtaining high resolution optical imagery of the earth since 1986.
SPOT-6 has the capacity to obtain panchromatic imagery and multi-spectral (R, G, B & NIR) at a Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) of 1.5m. Data from this satellite has been used for a multitude of applications from civil and military mapping to agricultural and land management.
It operates on the same satellite orbit as imagery satellite SPOT-7, working in conjunction to provide a high temporal resolution (1 day revisit) which increases the opportunity to obtain a cloud-free image. Imagery satellite SPOT-6 is said to continue its mission until 2022, offering long-term opportunities for imagery well into the future.
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Parameter SPOT-6
Orbit Altitude 694km
Spectral Bands Five spectral bands (450-890nm) with one panchromatic (1.5-2.5m), three visible (6-10m) and one near-infrared (6-10m) band
Ground Sampling Distance (GSD) 1.5 (2.5) – 6 (10)
Launch/Life Expectancy 2012 - 2022
Revisit Time 1 day

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