Built by Astrium, Europe's leading space technology company, the SPOT 6 Earth observation satellite has been successfully launched on September 9th 2012, by a PSLV launcher from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India. SPOT 6 is fully funded by Astrium Services. SPOT 6 is a high resolution optical Earth observation satellite. Like its twin SPOT 7, which is slated for launch early 2014, SPOT 6 keeps the 60-km swath that made the success ofthe SPOT series and delivers imagery products with a resolution down to 1.5 metres at nadir. SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 will ensure service continuity from the SPOT 4 and SPOT 5 satellites, which have been operating since 1998 and 2002 respectively.


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