This constellation of approximately 130 satellites is constantly growing and improving, thanks to ongoing technology deployments. Combined, the constellation can image the entire land surface of Earth each day.

Land-cover maps

Land change detection maps

Vegetation monitoring


PlanetScope Specs

Launch Information

First launch 2016; ongoing



475 km, Orbit type: Sun-synchronous

spacecraft size

Spacecraft Size, Mass and Power

Mass: 110 kg
Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 30 cm

Sensor bands

Sensor Bands

8 (RGB, NIR)

Sensor Resolution

Sensor Resolution

Three-band frame Imager or four-band frame Imager with a split-frame NIR filter (DOVE-C)

Four-band frame imager with butcher-block filter providing blue, green, red, and NIR stripes (DOVE-R)

Eight-band frame imager with butcher-block filter providing blue, green, red, red-edge, and NIR stripes (SuperDove)

Dynamic Range

Dynamic Range

16-bits per pixel


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 Agility

Time to Slew 200 km: 10 sec

Max Contiguous

Onboard Storage

360 GB + 360 GB cold spare storage


Revisit Frequency

Daily at nadir (2017)


Accuracy (CE90)

Demonstrated <3.5 m CE90 without ground control



350M+ km2/day

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Other Satellites

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Pléiades Neo

With four identical Pléiades Neo optical satellites launched in 2021 and 2022, Airbus Defence and Space Intelligence brings its already leading constellation to the next level, and enters the very high-resolution market, at 30cm resolution.

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WorldView-3 is the industry’s first multi-payload and super-spectral commercial satellite, providing imagery in a range of resolutions: 31cm panchromatic, 1.24m multispectral, 3.7m short-wave infrared, and 30m CAVIS. It also offers daily revisits and precision geolocation.

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Orbiting at an altitude of 770 km, WorldView-2 collects up to 1 million square kilometers of high-resolution 8-band imagery every day. It also offers industry-leading geolocation accuracy and stereoscopic collection on a single pass, ensuring greater image continuity.

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