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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.

SPOT 7 Mission Parameters
Orbit Height 694 km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous
Orbit inclination 98.2°
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

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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.

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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 simultaniously or individually. In simultanious mode the swath is 120 km and individual mode the swath is 60 km2.

SPOT 7 NAOMI Instrument Details
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)
Bands PAN 0.45-0.75 µm
Blue 0.45-0.52 µm
Green 0.53-060 µm
Red 0.62-0.69 µm
NIR (Near Infrared) 0.76-0.89 µm


Other instruments

The VEGETATION instrument was carried on 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).

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blue arrow DATA DOWNLOAD

Download data from SPOT-6 mission through the ESA TPM Online Dissemination system. The data is freely available to registered EO-SSO users.


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. The dataset consists of worldwide coverage that ESA has collected during this mission and the dataset continues to grow as new products are added.

  • SPOT-6 and 7 ESA archive: SPOT 6 and 7 products that ESA collected over the years with worldwide coverage. The dataset regularly grows as ESA collects new products.