The SPOT 6 hi-resolution Earth observation satellite will be launched on Sunday 9 September 2012 at 05:21 (BST, 09:51 local time) from Sriharikota in India.
SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 will ensure service continuity of the SPOT family of satellites and ensure that the high quality of service provided by Astrium GEO-Information Services is assured through to 2024, while significantly enhancing performance, especially in reactivity and acquisition capability.
SPOT 6 and SPOT 7, designed and built in Toulouse (France) by Astrium Satellites, will both be operated by Astrium Services, alongside the two Pléiades satellites which are on the same orbit. The four satellites will form a constellation offering multi-resolution products in record time, providing an ever-better service for its customers.
Like its SPOT 7 twin, slated for launch a year later, SPOT 6 has a 60-km swath and will deliver imagery products with a resolution down to 1.5 metres. The design lifetime for each satellite is 10 years.
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