Planet

SkySat

Planet’s SkySat constellation is an innovative earth observation solution consisting of 21 state-of-the-art satellites. Each satellite is equipped with high-resolution 50cm imaging capabilities, delivering unparalleled detail and coverage. This cutting-edge technology allows for frequent intra-day revisits and rapid data collection, ensuring that SkySat delivers the most up-to-date and accurate information.

SkySat’s 50cm resolution provides incredibly detailed imagery, making it ideal for a wide range of applications, including agriculture, forestry, coastal monitoring, environmental monitoring, and crisis response. The frequent revisits offered by SkySat enable near-real-time monitoring and analysis, allowing customers to make informed decisions based on the latest data available.

With its innovative technology and unparalleled detail, Planet’s SkySat constellation is the ideal solution for organizations and governments looking for reliable and accurate earth observation data. Whether you’re looking to monitor crops, track changes in forestry, monitor coastal areas, or respond to natural disasters, SkySat provides the information you need, when you need it.

Rapid revisit

High resolution

Rapid delivery

Excels at monitoring

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SkySat Specs

Launch Information

C generation launched 2016-2020

Orbit

Orbit

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: 450 – 515 nm
Green: 515 – 595 nm
Red: 605 – 695 nm
NIR: 740 – 900 nm

Dynamic Range

Dynamic Range

16-bits per pixel

Swath

Swath Width

5.5 – 5.9km

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

Retargeting Agility

Max Contiguous

Onboard Storage

360 GB + 360 GB cold spare storage

Revist

Revisit Frequency
(at 40°N Latitude)

4 – 5 days *Reference altitude 500 km

Geolocation

Geolocation
Accuracy (CE90)

<10m RMSE

capacity

Capacity

400,000 km²/day

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SkySat is right
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