SkySat-1 Satellite Sensor (0.8m)
Planet Lab operator of the SkySat-C Generation satellites including SkySat-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. SkySat-1 is the first commercial earth observation satellite manufactured by Skybox Imaging and licensed to collect high resolution 0.8m panchromatic and 1.0m multispectral imagery for various applications in energy, defense, agriculture, forestry and environmental monitoring. The satellites operate in a polar inclined, circular orbit at approximately 450 km above the earth.
SkySat-1 Satellite Sensor
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SkySat-1 is a high performance satellite producing sub-meter resolution imagery and high-definition video and is the smallest satellite ever flown that is capable of capturing imagery at better than 1 meter resolution.
SkySat-1 captures up to 90-second video clips at 30 frames per second. The resolution is high enough to view objects like shipping containers that impact the global economy while maintaining a level of clarity that does not determine human activity.
SkySat-2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are commercial satellites identical to the the SkySat-1 satellite.
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SkySat-1 also captures some of the highest quality color imagery of any commercial satellite and is capable of sub-meter natural color and near-infrared imagery.
The satellite was launched on November 21, 2013 from Yasny, Russia aboard a Dnepr rocket. The second identical satellite SkySat-2 satellite was launched as a secondary payload on a Soyuz-2-1b Fregat-M July 8, 2014.
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SkySat-1 Satellite Sensor Specifications
Other Satellite Sensors Currently Operated by Planet Lab
- WorldView-4 (0.31m)
- WorldView-3 (0.31m)
- WorldView-2 (0.46m)
- WorldView-1 (0.46m)
- GeoEye-1 (0.46m)
- Pleiades-1A (0.5m)
- Pleiades-1B (0.5m)
- SuperView-1 (0.5m)
- KOMPSAT-3A (0.55m)
- KOMPSAT-3 (0.7m)
- QuickBird (0.65m)
- Gaofen-2 (0.8m)
- TripleSat (0.8m)
- IKONOS (0.82m)
- SkySat-1 (0.8m)
- SkySat-2 (0.8m)
- SPOT-6 (1.5m)
- SPOT-7 (1.5m)
- Other Satellites (2m-20m)