Pléiades 1A and Pléiades 1B, launched on December 17, 2011 and December 2, 2012 respectively, operate as a constellation in the same orbit, phased 180° apart. They provide 5 acquisition modes: Target, Strip Mapping, Tri-stereo, Corridor and Persistent Surveillance. The image location accuracy is from 1 m to 3 m. Because the satellite has been designed for crisis monitoring, it can collect images within 6 hours upon request.

  1. Spatial Resolution:
    • Panchromatic: 50cm
    • Multispectral: 2m
  2. Spectral Resolution:
    • Panchromatic:
      (480 to 830nm)
    • Multispectral:
      Blue: (430-550 nm)
      Green: (490-610 nm)
      Red: (600-720 nm)
      Near Infrared: (750-950 nm)