Pléiades-1A

Applications: Agriculture Monitoring, Security, Urban Environmental Change, Terrain Analysis, Emergency Management, Environmental Assessment, Landuse

Operator: Astrium Satellites

Sensor Type: Optical

Highest Resolution: 0.5m

Largest Swath Size: 20km

Number of Bands/Modes: 5

Launched: 17th Dec 2011

Nationality: French

Revisit Interval: 1 Days

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Name Pléiades Satellite 1A
Parameters Measured PAN (0.48-0.82um), B (0.45-0.53um), G (0.51-0.59um), R (0.62-0.70um), NIR (0.77-0.91um)
Sensor Type Optical Imagery
Purpose Pleiades-HR is a two-spacecraft constellation of CNES, representing a long-term engagement with the introduction of advanced technologies in Earth observation capabilities. Starting with the first launch in 2009, the Pleiades program will follow the SPOT program satellite series services, with the following overall objectives: Provision of an optical high-resolution panchromatic (0.7 m) and multispectral (2.8 m) imagery; Global coverage and a daily observation accessibility to any point on Earth; Provision of stereo imagery (up to 350 km x 20 km or 150 km x 40 km) and mosaic imagery of size (up to 120 km x 120 km) and more than 250 images/day.
Applications Agriculture Monitoring, Security, Urban Environmental Change, Terrain Analysis, Emergency Management, Environmental Assessment, Landuse
Data Cost and Access Public - Subject to costing
Start Date of Collection 2011-12-17
End Date of Collection N/A
Spatial Resolution (meters) 0.7
Frequency of Collection {1.0}
Data Format GeoTIFF
Distributor contact contact@astrium-geo.com
Lineage The Pleiades program will follow the SPOT program satellite series services.
Additional Information Since 1997 CNES is studying the use of smaller satellites (a medium spacecraft size of about 1000 kg instead of 3 tons as for the SPOT-5 S/C), resulting in the “3S” platform concept (Small Satellite System) standing for “Suite de Systeme SPOT” or for “SPOT Successor System.” The focus is on cost reduction, technological innovation, user services, and performance upgrades for a new generation of optical imaging satellites, referred to as Pleiades.