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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.


About Pleiades 1A/1B


The Pléiades constellation provides colour products at 50 centimetres that deliver an extremely high level of detail. These products’ location accuracy and excellent image quality make them the ideal solution for precision mapping.

Designed for civil and military users, the Pléiades system is especially suited for emergency response and change detection.

Pleiades-1A/1B Samples

Pleiades-1A/1B Specs

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

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

1,000 kg

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

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

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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.