Pléiades Neo

Pleiades Neo is the latest, most advanced optical constellation of four identical high-resolution satellites in the Airbus fleet. In a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 620 km, these satellites have a collection capacity of up to 2 million sq km per day. With a 30 cm panchromatic and 1.2 m multispectral resolution, the Pleiades Neo satellites are capable of intra-day revisits to optimize reactivity with todays global challenges.

Launched in 2021 and 2022

More image collection opportunities

Rapid access to data after acquisition

Daily revisit

Pleiades Neo

Pléiades Neo Specs

Launch Information

Launch Date: 2021 and 2022



Sun-synchronous, 10:30 a.m. descending node

spacecraft size


Body: ~1 ton for each satellite

Sensor bands

Sensor Bands

6- band multispectral (deep blue, blue, green, red, red edge, near-infrared) + panchromatic

Sensor Resolution

Sensor Resolution

At nadir – 30cm panchromatic & 1.2m multispectral

Dynamic Range

Dynamic Range

12-bits per pixel


Swath Width

14km at nadir


Focal Plane

Single linear array for all spectral bands


Retargeting Agility

Pointing agility +/- 52°
roll/pitch: 10° in 7 seconds, 30° in 12
seconds, ° 60 in 20 seconds)
Slew @ 200km (17°): 10 seconds


Revisit Frequency (at 40°N Latitude)

1 day anywhere (30° off-nadir)
2x daily anywhere (46° off-nadir)

Max Contiguous

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

Mono, Stereo and Tristereo collections in a single pass
Single-pass stereo and tri-stereo (fore, nadir and aft mode)
Multistrip acquisition mode: 7,500sqkm in a single pass – 110km x 70km (6 strips wide)
Target collection: 13 targets within a 100 x 300 km area +/- 30°


Accuracy (CE90)

< 5-m CE90 at nadir
With refined data: 3.5m (expected)



Daily constellation capacity: 1,000,000 – will double once all 4 satellites are in orbit

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