SPOT-6 & SPOT-7 satellite sensor built by AIRBUS Defence & Space was successfully launched on September 9, 2012 and June 30, 2014 respectively by a PSLV launcher from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in India.

SPOT-6 and SPOT-7 are designed to cover wide areas in record time, making it possible to regularly update national map series free from the constraints imposed by seasonal conditions. Advantages of these satellites are:

  1. The constellation covers up to 6 million, an area larger than the entire European Union.

  2. Four weather forecasts per day are integrated automatically into the tasking process to optimize efficiency. As a result, 60% of images have less than 10% cloud cover.

With spatial resolution of 1.5 meters, SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 are the ideal solution for national 1:25,000 map series.