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
Launch Date: December 17, 2011
Site: Guiana Space Centre, Kourou, French Guiana
Altitude: 695 km
Type: Sun synchronous
4-band multispectral (blue, green, red and NIR)
At nadir – 70-cm panchromatic & 2.8-m multispectral
12-bits per pixel
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
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 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)
< 10-m CE90 (global average, dependent on terrain)
Daily constellation capacity: 1,000,000 sq.km.
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