PlanetScope Constellation

  • Constellation of more than 130+ satellites
  • Coverage of over 300 million square kilometres of the Earth’s landmass at 3 m resolution each day
  • Near-real-time capacity

Product Description

PlanetScope Constellation

Satellite/ConstellationPS2PS2.SDPSB.SD
Altitude475km
Bit depth12Bit
Equatorial crossing time9:30 – 11:30 am (local solar time)
Frame Size24km x 8km24km x 16km32.5km x 19.6km
Imaging capacity200 million sqkm/day
Spatial resolution3.7m
Spectral bandsNIR: 780 – 860nm

Red: 590 – 670nm

Green: 500 – 590 nm

Blue: 455 – 515nm

 

NIR: 846 – 888nm

Red: 650 – 652nm

Green: 547 – 585nm

Blue: 464 – 517nm

 

NIR: 845 – 885nm

Red-Edge: 697 – 713nm

Red: 650 – 680nm

Yellow: 600 – 620nm*

Green II: 547 – 583nm*

Green I: 513 – 549nm

Blue: 465 – 515nm

Coastal Blue: 431 – 452 nm*

(*avail. after 8-band release)

Swath8km16km19.6km
Temporal resolutionAs a constellation

PlanetScope is a high-resolution constellation of more than 130+ satellites (termed ‘Doves’) that can cover over 300 million square kilometres of the Earth’s landmass at 3 m resolution each day. Each Dove satellite is a small 10 cm x 10 cm x 30 cm cubesat. The first generation of 4-spectral band PlanetScope Doves was launched in late 2018, followed by a second generation of PlanetScope satellites. Planet’s third generation SuperDove sensors are currently in orbit, and with the addition of Red Edge, are starting to collect imagery with 5 spectral bands. These third-generation satellites have the potential to produce 8-Band imagery, with imagery capture testing on-going in 2020.