The Pleiades satellites work as a pair in phased orbits, and can perform daily revisits to any point on Earth. They provide highly detailed imagery at 50cm panchromatic resolution as well as 2m multispectral resolution.

For defence, intelligence and security use

50cm data over 20km swath

Data delivery in record time

Daily revisit


Pléiades-1A/1B Specs

Launch Information

Launch Date: December 17, 2011
Site: Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana



Altitude: 695 km
Type: Sun synchronous
Inclination: 98.2°

spacecraft size


1,000 kg

Sensor bands

Sensor Bands

4-band multispectral (blue, green, red and NIR)

Sensor Resolution

Sensor Resolution

At nadir – 70-cm panchromatic & 2.8-m multispectral

Dynamic Range

Dynamic Range

12-bits per pixel


Swath Width



Focal Plane

5 panchromatic array assemblies – 6,000 pixels per array, 13 µm pixel size

5 multispectral array assemblies – 1,500 pixels per array, 52 µm pixel size


Retargeting Agility

Slew > 3° per second within < 2 seconds


Revisit Frequency (at 40°N Latitude)

1 day (43° off-nadir)
4 days (30° off-nadir)
5 days (20° off-nadir)
13 days (5° off-nadir)

Max Contiguous

Max Contiguous Area Collected in a Single Pass (30° off-nadir)

Mono, large area, 20° off-nadir – 120 km x 65 km (6 strips wide)
Mono, large area, 30° off-nadir – 140 km x 105 km (6 strips wide)


Accuracy (CE90)

< 10-m CE90 (global average, dependent on terrain)



Daily constellation capacity: 1,000,000

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