About SPOT 7
SPOT 7 (Satellite pour l'Observation de la Terre) is a commercial Earth-imaging satellite and was renamed 'Azersky'. It was launched in 2014 and remains operational. The final satellites in the SPOT series, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 are identical satellites and assure data continuity through to 2024.
|Orbit Height||694 km|
|Local Equator Crossing Time||10:00 AM at descending node|
|Orbit Duration||98.79 minutes|
|Repeat Cycle||26 days|
|Revisit Capability||1 day with SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 operating simultaneously|
Between 1 and 3 days with only one satellite
SPOT 7 Objectives
SPOT 7, like all the SPOT missions, is aimed at supplying high-resolution, wide-area optical imagery. This was designed to improve the knowledge and management of Earth's resources, detecting and forecasting phenomena involving climatology and oceanography, and monitoring human activities and natural phenomena.
SPOT 7 Instruments
New Astrosat Optical Modular Instrument (NAOMI)
Two identical NAOMI instruments on board SPOT 7 provide data up to 1.5 m spatial resolution panchromatic and multispectral. They are able to operate in two modes, either simultaneously or individually. In simultaneous mode the swath is 120 km2 and individual mode the swath is 60 km2.
|Type||High-resolution optical pushbroom imager|
|Ground Sample Distance||Panchromatic: 1.5 m at nadir|
Multispectral: 6 m at nadir
|Swath Width||60 km|
|Field of Regard||±30° (spacecraft tilting capability about nadir for event monitoring)|
|NIR (Near Infrared)||0.76-0.89 µm|
The VEGETATION instrument is carried on board SPOT 7. This instrument can cover almost all Earth's surface in a day because of its swath size of 2250 km. It captures reflected light in four spectral bands (blue, red, near-infrared, and middle-infrared).
SPOT 7 Data
ESA is offering access to the full SPOT 7 archive for scientific research and application development. Access is only available to submitted proposals that are accepted.
As many as possible of the high-quality and innovative proposals submitted will be supported within the quota limit available, therefore, only a limited amount of products can be made available to each project.
ESA offers registered users access through the Online Dissemination server to the SPOT 6 and 7 ESA archive.