Friday, September 14, 2012

First Spot 6 satellite picture

Bora Bora island picture taken 3 days after the satellite launching 
-zoom- picture in high resolution (41Mb, 6236 px × 6791 px)
compared to Pleiades (GeoGarage blog)
>>> geolocalization with the Marine GeoGarage <<<

 Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean.
The island, located about 230 km northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef.

SPOT 6, designed and built by Astrium, has been placed in orbit on 9th Sept. 2012 by an Indian PSLV rocket from the Sriharikota launch base.

SPOT 6 is a high-resolution optical Earth observation satellite.
Like its twin SPOT 7, which is slated for launch in 2014, SPOT 6 has a 60-km swath width and produce imagery products with a resolution down to 1.5 metres (2.5 meters for SPOT 5).
SPOT 6 and SPOT 7 both be operated by Astrium Services 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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