SPOT Satellite Imagery
The SPOT constellation has been supplying high-resolution, wide-area optical imagery since 1986. SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 will assure data continuity through to 2024.
Wide swath and accuracy – an effective combination
SPOT 5 satellite image of Oléron, France
© CNES 2003
Distribution Astrium Services/ Spot Image
SPOT products provide global, multidate, current geospatial information at local to nationwide scales from 0.3 € per sq. km.
With an imaging swath of 60 km and resolutions from 20 m to 1.5 m, SPOT products provide an ideal basemap at local and regional scales from 1:100 000 to 1:15 000.
Simplified on-line access
All SPOT imagery from 1986 to the present day is accessible on line in the Geostore catalogue:
A 26-year archive from SPOT 1 through to SPOT 5 containing more than 30 million images at resolutions of 20 to 2.5 metres.
SPOT 6 and SPOT 7, launched in 2012 and 2014, will assure continued availability of high-resolution, wide-area products through to 2024.
Satellite imagery to inform decisions
SPOT satellite imagery is an affordable source of information for analysing, monitoring, forecasting and managing resources and human activities on our planet.
SPOT 6 Satellite Image - Gibraltar Bay, Mediterranean Sea © 2012 Astrium Services
SPOT products are true decision-support tools for a range of applications like:
civil and military mapping
natural and man-made disaster management
natural resources exploration
geographic information systems
Airbus Defence and Space’s domain experts work with an international network of partners to develop tailored application solutions.
A constellation ready for action
Every day, the SPOT constellation is tasked to acquire Earth imagery all over the globe. Airbus Defence and Space’s satellite tasking team offers close support for each tasking request, analysing requirements, proposing tasking plans, validating acquisitions and providing regular updates. Within hours of being acquired, images are processed, posted to the on-line catalogue and delivered to our customers.
Worldwide 3D geographic reference database
Synoptic Picture and Local Detail