About SPOT 7
SPOT 7 (Satellite pour l'Observation de la Terre) was a commercial Earth-imaging satellite and was renamed 'Azersky'. It was launched in 1 June 2014 and ceased operations in 17 March 2023. The final satellites in the SPOT series, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7, were identical satellites and assured continuity of high-resolution, wide-swath data.
|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 of the SPOT missions, was 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 were on board SPOT 7 and provided data up to 1.5 m spatial resolution panchromatic and multispectral. They were able to operate in two modes, either simultaneously or individually. In simultaneous mode the swath was 120 km and in individual mode the swath was 60 km.
|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 was carried on board SPOT 7. This instrument could cover almost all of the Earth's surface in a day because of its swath size of 2250 km. It captured reflected light in four spectral bands (blue, red, near-infrared, and middle-infrared).
SPOT 7 Data
ESA offers 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.