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.
PlanetScope satellite constellation consists of more than 130 small satellites called Doves. Each Dove satellite is a CubeSat made of three cubic units and thus measures only 10 cm x 10 cm x 30 cm. The satellites are launched in groups, which constantly improves mission's characteristics such as revisit times, spatial and spectral resolutions. The constellation is constantly "on" and does not require an acquisition planning.
PlanetScope data is an excellent source for vegetation monitoring. It complements Sentinel-2 data with better spatial resolution and better temporal coverage, which is especially important in cloudy areas as it increases the chance of acquiring a cloudless image.
475 km, Orbit type: Sun-synchronous
Mass: 110 kg
Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 95 cm
4 (RGB, NIR)
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)
16-bits per pixel
6.5m at nadir
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
Time to Slew 200 km: 10 sec
360 GB + 360 GB cold spare storage
Daily at nadir (2017)
Demonstrated <3.5 m CE90 without ground control
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