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Pleiades-1A Satellite Sensor
Satellite Imaging Corporation is pleased to announce the Pleiades-1A satellite, launched December 16, 2011 and provides 0.5m high resolution satellite image data.
About the Pleiades-1A Satellite
Pleiades-1A satellite is the first very high-resolution satellite from SPOT. The satellite is capable of providing orthorectified color data at 0.5-meter resolution (roughly comparable to GeoEye-1) and revisiting any point on Earth as it covers a total of 1 million square kilometers (approximately 386,102 square miles) daily. Perhaps most importantly, Pleiades-1A is capable of acquiring high-resolution stereo imagery in just one pass, and can accommodate large areas (up to 1,000 km x 1,000 km).
Above: Simulated Pleiades-1A satellite imagery. Click on an image to enlarge it.
The satellite features four spectral bands (blue, green, red, and IR), as well as image location accuracy of 3 meters (CE90) without ground control points. Image location accuracy can be improved even further — up to an exceptional 1 meter — by the use of GCPs. Because the satellite has been designed with urgent tasking in mind, images can be requested from Pleiades-1A less than six hours before they are acquired. This functionality will prove invaluable in situations where the expedited collection of new image data is crucial, such as crisis monitoring.
Pleiades-1A Satellite Sensor Characteristics
|Imagery Products||50-cm black and white
Bundle: 50-cm B&W and 2-meter multispectral
|Spectral Bands||P: 480-830 nm
Blue: 430-550 nm
Green: 490-610 nm
Red: 600-720 nm
Near Infrared: 750-950 nm
|Image Location Accuracy||With ground control points: 1m
Without ground control points: 3m (CE90)
|Imaging Capacity||Daily constellation capacity: 1,000,000 sq.km.
Strip mapping (mosaic): 100 km x 100 km
Stereo imaging: 20 km x 280 km
Max. spots over 100 km x 200 km: 30 (crisis mode)
|Imaging Swath||20 km at nadir|
Pleiades-1A Satellite Image GalleryFor Pleiades-1A sample images, please visit the Pleiades-1A Gallery.
For More Information
Pleiades-1B, the second element of the Pleiades satellite constellation joined Pleiades-1A December 2, 2012. For more information about the Pleiades constellation, and other high-resolution satellite sensors, please contact us.