Planetscope INSTRUMENTS

Explore instruments used in the PlanetScope mission.

EXPLORE INSTRUMENTS

PlanetScope DATA

Discover how to access PlanetScope data.

ACCESS MISSION DATA

The PlanetScope satellite constellation consists of multiple launches of groups of individual cubesats (DOVEs).

About PlanetScope

The PlanetScope satellite constellation consists of multiple launches of groups of individual cubesats (DOVEs). 

Mission Parameters
Orbit Altitude 475 km - 525 km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous
Orbit Inclination 98°
Repeat Cycle Daily
Equator Crossing Time 9:30 - 11:30 am (local solar time)

PlanetScope Objectives

The PlanetScope constellation of 130+ DOVE 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 Type

Three-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 Bands

Coastal 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 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
Image Capture Capacity

200 million km2/day

 

PlanetScope Data

DATA DESCRIPTION

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 following data collections are available:

Product Information

Name Description Product Level
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.

Level 1B
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.

Level 3A
PlanetScope Ortho Tile Product Radiometric and sensor corrections applied to the data.

Imagery is orthorectified and projected to a UTM projection.

Level 3B