SPOT-6 to 7 full archive and tasking

How to Access Data

The collection is open for research and application development, prototype and test projects to users located in the territory of ESA Member States (including Canada), in the European Commission Member States and in China as part of the Dragon cooperation programme but Airbus can introduce limitations due to security regulations.

Data are available for on demand ordering upon submission of a Project Proposal subject to evaluation and acceptance by ESA and data owner.

The process takes up to two weeks and there are no deadlines for submitting a proposal.

ESA will support as many high-quality and innovative projects as possible within the quota limit available, therefore only a limited amount of products can be allowed to each project. Availability and restrictions to the use of the data are described in the ESA Third Party Missions (TPM) Terms and Conditions and in the Terms of Applicability document


The SPOT 6 and 7 satellites ensure data continuity with the no longer operational SPOT 5 satellite and provide an archive of very high resolution optical acquisition as well as the possibility to task the satellites for new acquisitions.

The ortho-products are automatically generated by the SPOT 6 and 7 ground segment, based on SRTM database or Reference3D when available. The projection available for SPOT 6 and 7 ortho-products is UTM, datum WGS84.

Bands combinations:

  • Pansharpened: colour image at 1.5 m resolution
  • Bundle: 1.5 m panchromatic image and 6 m multispectral image

Geometric processing levels:

  • Primary: The Primary product is the processing level closest to the natural image acquired by the sensor. This product restores perfect collection conditions: the sensor is placed in rectilinear geometry, and the image is clear of all radiometric distortion.
  • Standard Ortho: The Ortho product is a georeferenced image in Earth geometry, corrected from acquisition and terrain off-nadir effects.
  • Tailored ortho: Aside from the Standard Ortho product, when different specifications are needed, a custom orthorectification, with a more precise 3D model provided by the client or acquired for the purpose, can be provided on demand.

The products are available as part of the Airbus provision from Pleiades and Spot missions. SPOT collection has worldwide coverage: the GeoStore Catalogue can be accessed (self registration requested) to discover and check the data readiness.

To complement the traditional and fully customised ordering and download of selected Pléiades and SPOT images in a variety of data formats, the user can also request a subscription for the access to OneAtlas Living Library where the entire OneAtlas optical archive is made available in streaming mode and updated on daily basis.

Search (based on parameter or AOI) and View functionalities are accessible via the OneAtlas Living Library portal or via API

Three different subscription packages will be at the availability of users: a limitation to 80,000 tiles (corresponding to 8,000km2), a limitation to 160,000 tiles (16,000 km2), and an all-you-can-eat (unlimited) access. The subscriptions will be open for consumption for one entire year.

All details about the data provision, data access conditions and quota assignment procedure are described into the Terms of Applicability available in Resources section.



Spatial coverage: 
90 N, -90 S, -180 W, 180 E
Temporal coverage:
2012 - to present

SPOT 6 2012-10-01 - present
SPOT 7 2014-07-01 - present

Date of launch:
2012-09-09, 2014-06-30
Mission status:
Orbit height:
694 km for SPOT-6 and 7
Orbit type:
Swath width:
60 km
Very High Resolution - VHR (0 - 5m) High Resolution - HR (5 - 20 m)
VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm), NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm), SWIR (1.3 - 3.0 µm)


level 1a , level 1b , level 3


Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions



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SPOT 6&7 Imagery User Guide
Product Specification
GeoStore Catalogue
GeoStore User Guide
Access Guide
One Tasking Guide
Data Access Information
SPOT and Pleiades and Pléiades Neo Terms of Applicability
Access Guide
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