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Improved resolution for SkySat data and extension of Planet data availability

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14 Sep 2020

Keywords: SkySat

The SkySat satellites orbits has been lowered from 500km to 450km altitude and various processing improvements have been implemented by Planet (see their announcement) Planet Announces 50 Cm SkySat Imagery, Tasking Dashboard And Up To 12x Revisit  consequently, since June 30th 2020, the spatial resolution of SkySat has been improved to 50cm for ortho products and 65 cm (nadir view) for basic products. Image and metadata format remain unchanged.

Data collected before July 2020 continue to maintain the original resolution (72cm at nadir for basic product and 80cm for ortho products).

In order to allow the ESA scientific community to access the new SkySat data at improved spatial resolution we are pleased to announce the
extension of the Planet Announcement of Opportunity up to the end of October.