Starting immediately, Apollo Mapping is pleased to announce that sales of Airbus Defense and Space’s medium resolution satellite, SPOT 7, have commenced. Launched on June 30th, SPOT 7 collects 1.5-meter panchromatic and 6-meter multispectral imagery over a swath that is 60-kilometers (km) wide. SPOT 7 and its identical medium-resolution satellite twin, SPOT 6, can image more than 6 million sq km of imagery per day or more than 2 billion sq km per year between them!
As a reminder to our readers, here is a summary of the key specifications of the medium-resolution satellites, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7:
- Resolution and Spectral Bands: 1.5-meter (m) panchromatic & 6-m multispectral (i.e. blue, green, red and near-infrared)
- Bit Depth: 12-bits
- Swath Width: 60-km (at nadir)
- Constellation Collection Capacity: 6 million sq km per day
- Minimum Order Size: 100 sq km (archive); 500 sq km (new collection)
- Commercial Starting Cost: $5.15 per sq km (archive); $6.20 per sq km (new collection); academic discounts are available