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Posted on January 6th, 2015

SPOT 7 Medium-Resolution Imagery Sales Commence

One of the first 1.5-m SPOT 7 images collected on July 3, 2014 of Paris, France. © CNES 2012, Distribution Airbus Defense and Space / Spot Image S.A., France, all rights reserved

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

For more information about the SPOT 6 – SPOT 7 constellation, please refer to our website here or send us an email at

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