PlanetScope Full Archive

How to Access Data

The collection is open for research and application development, prototype and test projects to users located in the territory of ESA Member States (including Canada) and in the European Commission Member States. 

Data are available for on demand ordering upon submission of a Project Proposal subject to evaluation and acceptance by ESA and data owner.

The process takes up to two weeks and there are no deadlines for submitting a proposal.

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ESA will support as many high-quality and innovative projects as possible within the quota limit available, therefore only a limited amount of products can be allowed to each project.

Availability and restrictions to the use of the data are described in the ESA Third Party Missions (TPM) T&C document and in the Terms of Applicability document

Description

The PlanetScope Level 1B Basic Scene and Level 3B Ortho Scene full archive products are available as part of Planet imagery offer.

The PlanetScope Basic Scene product is a Scaled Top of Atmosphere Radiance (at sensor) and sensor corrected product, without correction for any geometric distortions inherent in the imaging processes and is not mapped to a cartographic projection. The imagery data is accompanied by Rational Polynomial Coefficients (RPCs) to enable orthorectification by the user.

This kind of product is designed for users with advanced image processing and geometric correction capabilities.

 

Basic Scene Product Components and Format
Product Components
  • Image File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Metadata File (XML format)
  • Rational Polynomial Coefficients (XML format)
  • Thumbnail File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Unusable Data Mask UDM File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Usable Data Mask UDM2 File (GeoTIFF format)
Bands 3-band natural colour (red, green, blue) or 4-band multispectral
image (blue, green, red, near-infrared)
Ground Sampling Distance 3.7 m at nadir (average at reference altitude 475 km)
Accuracy <10 m RMSE

 

The PlanetScope Ortho Scene product is radiometrically-, sensor- and geometrically- corrected and is projected to a cartographic map projection. The geometric correction uses fine Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) with a post spacing of between 30 and 90 metres.

Ortho Scene Product Components and Format
Product Components
  • Image File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Metadata File (XML format)
  • Thumbnail File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Unusable Data Mask UDM File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Usable Data Mask UDM2 File (GeoTIFF format)
Bands 3-band natural colour (red, green, blue)
Ground Sampling Distance 3.7 m at nadir (average at reference altitude 475 km)
Projection UTM WGS84
Accuracy <10 m RMSE

 

PlanetScope Visual Ortho Scene product is orthorectified and color-corrected (using a colour curve) 3-band RGB Imagery. This correction attempts to optimise colours as seen by the human eye providing images as they would look if viewed from the perspective of the satellite

Visual & Analytic Ortho Product Components and Format
Product Components
  • Image File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Metadata File (XML format)
  • Thumbnail File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Unusable Data Mask UDM File (GeoTIFF format)
  • Usable Data Mask UDM2 File (GeoTIFF format)
Bands 3-band multispectral image (red, green, blue) or 4-band
multispectral image (blue, green, red, near-infrared)
Ground Sampling Distance 3.7 m at nadir (average at reference altitude 475 km)
Projection UTM WGS84
Accuracy <10 m RMSE

Details

DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Spatial coverage: 
84 N, -84 S, -180 W, 180 E
Temporal coverage:
2016-06-22 - present
Date of launch:
2016-06-22
Operators:
Planet
Mission status:
onGoing
Orbit height:
475 km (reference)
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
25 km
Resolution:
Very High Resolution - VHR (0 - 5m)
Wavelengths:
VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm), NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm)

PROCESSING LEVEL

level 1b , level 3 , multiple

APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Specific restrictions to the use of data may apply for TPMs according to the terms of applicability valid for each mission. Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions

READ T&C

RESOURCES

Planet products
Catalogue
Planet Imagery Product Specifications
Product Specifications
Planet Explorer User Guide
User Manual
Planet Explorer Catalogue
Catalogue
Planet Terms of Applicability
Access Guide
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