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PlanetScope ESA archive

How To Access Data

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  1. Go to the ESA User Services Portal
  2. Register or log in to EO Sign In
  3. Submit the form for accessing the data
  4. The request will be evaluated by ESA, which normally takes up to 2 days
  5. Upon successful evaluation, you will receive a confirmation email
  6. A second email will follow with details of where to download the data
  7. Search and download the products from the dissemination service (via a map).
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All products are freely accessible in accordance with ESA’s Earth observation data. An active EO Sign In account is required to download the products.

The products are available for download via the ESA Third Party Missions (TPM) dedicated dissemination service and catalogue the data is collection based and allows data browse and download through the treeview as well as via geographical search using a clickable zoom map.

The products can also be discovered through ESA's EO Catalogue (EO CAT), which allows users to browse and download products among the available datasets from ESA and Third Party Missions and instruments, using various criteria (spatial, temporal). 

New users can register an account on EO Sign In.

For further information about the EO Sign In Service you can visit TellUs.

Should you need support to access the data, please contact EOHelp.


The PlanetScope ESA archive collection consists of PlanetScope products requested by ESA supported projects over their areas of interest around the world and that ESA collected over the years. The dataset regularly grows as ESA collects new products.

Three product lines for PlanetScope imagery are offered, for all of them the Ground Sampling Distance at nadir is 3.7 m (at reference altitude 475 km).

EO-SIP Product TypeProduct descriptionProcessing Level
PSC_DEF_S33 bands – Analytic and Visual - Basic and Ortho Scenelevel 1B and 3B
PSC_DEF_S44 bands – Analytic and Visual - Basic and Ortho Scenelevel 1B and 3B
PSC_DEF_OT3 bands, 4 bands and 5 bands – Analytic and Visual - Ortho Tilelevel 3A


  • The Basic Scene product is a single-frame scaled Top of Atmosphere Radiance (at sensor) and sensor-corrected product. The product is not orthorectified or corrected for terrain distortions, radiometric and sensor corrections are applied to the data.
  • The Ortho Scenes product is a single-frame scaled Top of Atmosphere Radiance (at sensor) or Surface Reflectance image product. The product is radiometrically, sensor and geometrically corrected and is projected to a cartographic map (UTM/WGS84).
  • The Ortho Tiles are multiple orthorectified scenes in a single strip that have been merged and then divided according to a defined grid. Radiometric and sensor corrections are applied, the imagery is orthorectified and projected to a UTM projection.

Spatial coverage: Check the spatial coverage of the collection on a map available on the Third Party Missions Dissemination Service. 



Spatial coverage:
84 N, -84 S, -180 W, 180 E
Temporal coverage:
2018-11-15 - 2018-11-21
Date of launch:
Mission status:
Orbit height:
475 km
Orbit type:
Swath width:
25 km
High Resolution - HR (5 - 20 m)
VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm), NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm)
Product types:


Level 1B, Level 3A, Level 3B, Multiple


Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions.




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