Pléiades Neo Next

Airbus has announced its Pléiades Neo Next programme, an ambitious expansion of its very high-resolution Pléiades Neo constellation. Over the next few years, this initiative will introduce new satellite assets and capabilities, including enhanced native resolution, more frequent revisits anywhere on Earth, up to several times per day, and industry-leading spatial resolution and geolocation accuracy.  

For government and commercial use

Very high resolutions, less than 30cm

Rapid revisits, up to several times per day

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Pelican Specs

Launch Information

Date: TBD



450 – 580 km (~98° inclination)

spacecraft size

Spacecraft Size, Mass and Power

Mass: 110 kg
Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 95 cm

Sensor bands

Sensor Bands

Blue: 455 – 515 nm
Green: 500 – 590 nm
Red: 590 – 670 nm
NIR: 780 – 860 nm

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
(at 40°N Latitude)

4 – 5 days *Reference altitude 500 km


Accuracy (CE90)

Demonstrated <3.5 m CE90 without ground control



200,000 km²/day

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