SPOT 6

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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 8 September 2012 -

Status Operational

Orbit type Sun-synchronous circular orbit

Altitude 694

Orbit period 98.79

Satellite family: SPOT (Système Pour l'Observation de la Terre)

The SPOT Earth observation system was conceived and designed by CNES (Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales), the French space agency, and developed in association with the Belgian Science Policy Office (formely Federal Office for Scientific, Technical, and Cultural Affairs) and the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB).
More information:
SPOT 6 & 7 Technical Sheet (Airbus DS)
SPOT Programme (CNES)

Sensor characteristics

Sensor name NAOMI (New AstroSat Optical Modular Instrument)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class Very High (1 - 5 m)
Spatial resolution 1.5
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Swath width (at nadir) 60 km
Revisit frequency 1 days