Pléiades

Very high resolution 50 cm optical satellite imagery, acquired worldwide with a daily revisit rate. The collection contains data from 2012 to the present.


Overview

Pléiades imagery is acquired by two very high resolution optical satellites (Pléiades 1A and 1B) daily anywhere on the globe. Catalog datasets are available starting from 2012. See more on the marketplace.

A Pléiades image of Rotterdam (NL)

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Geometry type

This collection accepts AOIs. You will get imagery clipped to the defined AOI.

Specifications

General

SpecificationDescription
Collection typeTasking
Catalog
Product typeOptical
System typeSatellite

Data

SpecificationDescription
Spatial resolutionDisplay pansharpened: 50 cm (very high)
Analytic panchromatic: 50 cm (very high)
Analytic multispectral: 2 m (high)
Geometric processing levelTasking:
  • Primary
  • Projected
  • Ortho
Catalog:
Radiometric processing levelTasking:
  • Basic
  • Reflectance
  • Display
Catalog:
  • Basic (upon request)
  • Reflectance
  • Display
Bit depth per pixelCatalog: 8, 12, or 16‑bit
Tasking:
  • GeoTIFF: 8 or 16‑bit
  • JPEG 2000: 8 or 12‑bit
Standard deliveryA ZIP file containing the following files:
  • Data (catalog: GeoTIFF; tasking: GeoTIFF or JPEG 2000)
  • Metadata (XML, PDF)
  • Masks (GML, KML)
  • Thumbnails (JPEG)

System

SpecificationDescription
Acquisition modeMono
Stereo
Tri-stereo
Incidence angleFrom 5° to 50°
Off-nadir viewing angle30°
Tasking priorityStandard
OrbitSun-synchronous, at 694 km
Revisit rateDaily
Swath width20 km

Band

SpecificationDescription
Spectral band dataPanchromatic:
  • 470–830 nm
Multispectral:
  • 430–550 nm (blue)
  • 500–620 nm (green)
  • 590–710 nm (red)
  • 740–940 nm (near-infrared)
Spectral bands combinationPanchromatic
3-band: pansharpened true color (RGB)
3-band: pansharpened false color (RG and NIR)
4-band: multispectral (RGB and NIR)
4-band: pansharpened (RGB and NIR)
Bundle: panchromatic and 4-band multispectral (RGB and NIR)

Geographic reference

SpecificationDescription
Coordinate reference systemTasking: EPSG:4326
Catalog: UTM-WGS84

Limitations

Tasking limitations

LimitationValue
AOI sizeFor one-off tasking: from 100 km2
For ≥ 5 revisits: from 50 km2
Cloud coverageFrom 5% to 20%
Minimum width5 km

Catalog limitations

LimitationValue
AvailabilityFrom 2012
AOI size< 10 min: from 0.1 km2
< 24 hours: from 1 km2
Non-integrated: from 25 km2

UP42 data products

Tasking data products

DescriptionData product IDCollection nameSpectral processingGeometric processing levelBit depth per pixelRadiometric processing levelAcquisition mode
Custom4f866cd3-d816-4c98-ace3-e6105623cf13PHR-taskingAnyAnyAnyAnyAny
Analyticbd102407-1814-4f92-8b5a-7697b7a73f5aPHR-taskingBundle: panchromatic and 4-band multispectral (RGB and NIR)Ortho12‑bitReflectanceAny
Display28d4a077-6620-4ab5-9a03-c96bf622457ePHR-tasking4-band: pansharpened (RGB and NIR)Ortho8‑bitDisplayAny

Catalog data products

  • Analytic has a more stable contrast and can be used to extract physical properties, such as radiance or reflectance — for example, in vegetation health monitoring.
  • Pansharpened reflectance is a pansharpened analytics image with a multispectral Look-Up-Table containing rendering of color curves.
  • Display has a true color curve applied on top of atmospheric correction. As a result, it looks better visually and can be used to extract features — for example, in car detection or infrastructure monitoring.
DescriptionData product IDCollection nameSpectral processingGeometric processing levelBit depth per pixelRadiometric processing levelAcquisition mode
Analytic4f1b2f62-98df-4c74-81f4-5dce45deee99phrBundle: panchromatic and 4-band multispectral (RGB and NIR)Ortho12‑bitReflectanceMono
Pansharpened reflectancedf4ca029-2f6f-432b-98d5-ef2f5d70baeephr4-band: pansharpened (RGB and NIR)Ortho16‑bitReflectanceMono
Display647780db-5a06-4b61-b525-577a8b68bb54phr4-band: pansharpened (RGB and NIR)Ortho8‑bitDisplayMono

Delivery structure

In a standard delivery, an IMG_ directory contains imagery and uses file naming conventions to indicate the spectral processing of the delivered data product.

Naming conventionDescription
_MS_Analytic multispectral assets
_P_Analytic panchromatic assets
_PMS_Pansharpened reflectance assets
Display assets