Beijing-3A

Very high resolution 50 cm optical satellite imagery, acquired worldwide with a revisit rate of 4 days. The collection contains data from 2021 to the present.


Overview

Beijing-3A images are acquired by a very high resolution optical satellite every 4 days anywhere on the globe. See more on the marketplace.

Beijing-3A imagery of the Port of Piraeus (Greece)

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global, but certain areas are restricted.

A coverage map of restricted areas

Specifications

General

SpecificationDescription
Collection typeTasking
Catalog
Product typeOptical
System typeSatellite

Data

SpecificationDescription
Spatial resolutionPanchromatic: 50 cm (very high)
Multispectral: 2 m (high)
Bit depth per pixelTasking: 8 or 16‑bit
Catalog: 16‑bit
Standard deliveryA ZIP file containing the following files:
  • Data (tasking: GeoTIFF or TIFF; catalog: GeoTIFF)
  • Metadata (XML, TXT)
  • Masks (SHP)
  • Visuals (GeoTIFF)
  • Thumbnails (JPEG, PNG)

Processing levels

Tasking levels

Catalog levels

*Upon request.

System

SpecificationDescription
Acquisition modeTasking:
  • Mono
  • Stereo
Catalog:
  • Mono
Incidence angleUp to 45°
Tasking priorityStandard
High
Rush
OrbitSun-synchronous, at 500 km
Revisit rateEvery 4 days
Catalog refresh rateEvery 4 days
Swath width23.5 km

Band

SpecificationDescription
Spectral band dataPanchromatic: 450–700 nm
Multispectral:
  • 450–520 nm (blue)
  • 520–590 nm (green)
  • 630–690 nm (red)
  • 770–890 nm (near-infrared)
Spectral bands combinationTasking:
  • Bundle: panchromatic and 4-band multispectral (RGB and NIR)
  • 3-band: pansharpened true color (RGB)
  • 3-band: pansharpened false color (RG and NIR)
  • 4-band: pansharpened (RGB and NIR)
Catalog:
  • Bundle: panchromatic and 4-band multispectral (RGB and NIR)

Geographic reference

SpecificationDescription
Georeferencing accuracy< 10 m CE90
Coordinate reference systemUTM-WGS84

Limitations

Tasking limitations

LimitationValue
InputAOI at least 5 km wide
Minimum chargeAs per 100 km2
Cloud coverage5–100%
OutputAOI-clipped imagery

Catalog limitations

LimitationValue
InputAOI from 25 km2
AvailabilityFrom 2021
OutputAOI-clipped imagery

UP42 data products

Tasking data products

DescriptionData product IDCollection name
Customba8cfbd5-348d-42f4-b5c2-04dad753c5e2beijing-3a-tasking

Catalog data products

DescriptionData product IDCollection name
Level 1e080274b-6cfb-4a89-bc12-64fd4895b3c2beijing-3a