The PlanetScope satellite constellation consists of multiple launches of groups of individual cubesats (DOVEs).
|Orbit altitude||475 km|
|Equator Crossing Time||
9:30 - 11:30 am
(local solar time)
This mission is considered a Third Party Mission under evaluation. The evaluation will tackle cal/val activities and assess the products specifications. This analysis will be performed in the framework of the Earthnet Data Assessment Pilot (EDAP). The evaluation will also allow any interested user to investigate the suitability of the data for scientific and R&D activities.
The PlanetScope constellation of 130+ DOVE satellites is able to image nearly all Earth's land every day.
The PlanetScope camera on each DOVE cubesat operates currently in four bands - red, green, blue and near infra-red; or five bands including an additional RedEdge band.
Three-band frame Imager or four-band frame Imager
Four-band frame imager with butcher-block filter
Eight-band frame imager with butcher-block filter
455 – 515 nm
500 – 590 nm
590 – 670 nm
733 – 748 nm
780 – 860 nm
|Ground Sample Distance (nadir)||3.9|
|Frame Size||24 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 orbit||20,000 km2|
|Revisit Time||Daily at nadir (2017)|
|Image Capture Capacity||
200 million km2/day
|PlanetScope Basic Scene Product||Scaled 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.
|PlanetScope Ortho Scene Product||Orthorectified, 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.
|PlanetScope Ortho Tile Product||Radiometric and sensor corrections applied to the data.
Imagery is orthorectified and projected to a UTM projection.
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 products 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 data distribution of this collection is currently "under assessment" but the description of data collection is available:
- PlanetScope Full Archive: PlanetScope Basic Scene (L1B) and Ortho Scene Product (L3B) in different product types