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Written by @GISuser   
06 January 2011

Some details on the progress of SPOT 6 via this tweet from @spotimage_usa

Via @spotimage_usa The first SPOT-6 equipment arrives in the cleanroom! See Tweet HERE

The arrival of the SPOT-6 mechanical structure at Astrium Toulouse in November 2010 marks the start of the satellite integration phase. In a year, it will be fully assembled and ready for thermal, electromagnetic and stress tests as well as tests in the conditions of space. 

More about SPOT 6 and 7:

Simplified standard product

  • Automatic orthoimage with location accuracy of 10 m CE90 using Reference3D
  • Bundle: simultaneous acquisition of panchromatic and multispectral imagery
    - 1.5 m panchromatic (0.455 m 0.745 m)
    - 6 m multispectral, 4 bands:
        - blue (0.455 m 0.525 m)
        - green (0.530 m 0.590 m)
        - red (0.625 m 0.695 m)
        - near-infrared (0.760 m 0.890 m)
  • Pan-sharpened: 1.5-m color merge combining panchromatic and four multispectral bands
  • Imaging swath: 60 km at nadir
  • Format: JPEG 2000

Source: @spotimage_usa

Last Updated ( 06 January 2011 )
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