Planet

Pelican

Planet’s upcoming Pelican constellation is a game-changer in high-resolution satellite imagery. With up to 30 satellites, the Pelican constellation will provide highly detailed imagery at a resolution of 30cm. This advanced satellite imagery constellation will collect up to 30 images daily with a rapid revisit time of only 30 minutes, ensuring that organizations have the most up-to-date information for making critical operational decisions in industries including agriculture, forestry, urban planning, and emergency management. Planet’s Pelican constellation will become a go-to solution for organizations looking to improve their operations with the most up-to-date satellite imagery.

30cm resolution

Up to 30 satellites

Up to 30 images per day

Approximate 30 minute revisit

Pelican Specs

Launch Information

Date: TBD

Orbit

Orbit

450 – 580 km (~98° inclination)

spacecraft size

Spacecraft Size, Mass and Power

Mass: 110 kg
Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 95 cm

Sensor bands

Sensor Bands

Blue: 455 – 515 nm
Green: 500 – 590 nm
Red: 590 – 670 nm
NIR: 780 – 860 nm

Dynamic Range

Dynamic Range

16-bits per pixel

Swath

Swath Width

6.5m at nadir

Point accuracy

Pointing Accuracy & Knowledge

Sensor-related effects are corrected using sensor telemetry and a sensor model. Spacecraft-related effects are corrected using attitude telemetry and best available ephemeris data. Orthorectified using GCPs and fine DEMs (30 m to 90 m posting) to <10 m RMSE positional accuracy

Retargeting

Retargeting Agility

Time to Slew 200 km: 10 sec

Max Contiguous

Onboard Storage

360 GB + 360 GB cold spare storage

Revist

Revisit Frequency
(at 40°N Latitude)

4 – 5 days *Reference altitude 500 km

Geolocation

Geolocation
Accuracy (CE90)

Demonstrated <3.5 m CE90 without ground control

capacity

Capacity

200,000 km²/day

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