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About PlanetScope

The PlanetScope satellite constellation consists of multiple launches of groups of individual cubesats (Doves and SuperDoves). 

Mission Parameters
Orbit Altitude475 km - 525 km
Orbit TypeSun-synchronous
Orbit Inclination98°
Repeat CycleDaily
Equator Crossing Time9:30 - 11:30 am (local solar time)

PlanetScope Objectives

The PlanetScope constellation of 430+ Dove and SuperDove satellites is able to image nearly all Earth's land every day.

PlanetScope Instruments

PlanetScope Camera

The PlanetScope camera on each Dove cubesat operates currently in eight bands - red edge, red, green, green I, yellow, blue, coastal blue and near infra-red.

Sensor TypeThree-band frame Imager or four-band frame Imager with a split-frame NIR filter
(Dove-C) Four-band frame imager with butcher-block filter providing blue, green, red, and NIR stripes
(Dove-R) Eight-band frame imager with butcher-block filter providing blue, green, red, red-edge, and NIR stripes (SuperDove)
Spectral BandsCoastal Blue: 431 - 452 nm
Blue: 465 – 515 nm
Green I: 513 - 549 nm
Green: 547 – 583 nm
Yellow: 600 - 620 nm
Red: 650 – 680 nm
RedEdge: 697 – 713 nm
NIR: 845 – 885 nm
Ground Sample Distance (nadir)Dove-C: 3.0 m-4.1 m
Dove-R: 3.0 m-4.1 m 
SuperDove: 3.7 m-
Frame Size24 km x 8 km (approximate) for Dove-C
24 km x 16 km (approximate) for Dove-R
32.5 km x 19.6 km (approximate) for SuperDove
Maximum Image Strip per orbit20,000 km2
Revisit TimeDaily at nadir
Image Capture Capacity200 million km2/day

PlanetScope Data


ESA is offering, for scientific research and application development, access to data from the full archive of the PlanetScope missions upon submission and acceptance of a project proposal. These collections are available as part of the Planet imagery offer.

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 made available to each project. 

The following data collections are available:

Product Information

NameDescriptionProduct Level
PlanetScope Basic Scene ProductScaled Top of Atmosphere Radiance (at sensor) and sensor corrected product.
The Basic Scene product is designed for users with advanced image processing and geometric correction capabilities.
This product has scene based framing and is not projected to a cartographic projection.
Radiometric and sensor corrections applied to the data.
Level 1B
PlanetScope Ortho Scene ProductOrthorectified, scaled Top of Atmosphere Radiance (at sensor) or Surface Reflectance image product suitable for analytic and visual applications.
This product has scene based framing and is projected to a cartographic projection.
Level 3A
PlanetScope Ortho Tile ProductRadiometric and sensor corrections applied to the data. Imagery is orthorectified and projected to a UTM projection.Level 3B