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SPOT 6

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2012-047A

Description

The Spot 6 satellite will collect high-resolution imagery, resolving objects as small as 1.5 meters, or about 4.9 feet. A twin satellite named Spot 7 is under construction for launch in 2014. When both satellites are operational, Spot 6 and 7 will collect imagery of up to 1.2 million square miles of the Earth's surface each day.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2012-09-09
    Launch Vehicle: PSLV-CA
    Launch Site: Sriharikota, France
    Mass: 712 kg

    Discipline

    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

     
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