PlanetScope and Skysat data available through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme

20 May 2022

PlanetScope image showing some calving of the Upernavik Glacier in Avannaata, Greenland - 25 July 2021 © Planet (2021) - All rights reserved
PlanetScope image showing some calving of the Upernavik Glacier in Avannaata, Greenland - 25 July 2021 © Planet (2021) - All rights reserved

 

Through ESA’s Third Party Missions Programme, researchers, scientists and companies from around the world can apply to access Planet’s high-frequency, high-resolution satellite data for non-commercial use. Planet data support activities in the following areas:

  • Monitoring rapid changes in vegetation and land use
  • Detailed vegetation mapping
  • Surface deformation (earthquake displacements)
  • Cryosphere and hydrology monitoring
  • Monitoring transport & urban infrastructure
  • Emergency & security applications

ESA is offering, for scientific research and application development, access to data from PlanetScope and SkySat missions, upon submission and acceptance of a project proposal.

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; offering a Ground Sampling Distance of 3.7 m at nadir.

The SkySat constellation collects thousands of square kilometres of imagery. Each satellite is three-axis stabilised and agile enough to slew between different targets of interest, offering a Ground Resolution after Super-Resolution processing (nadir) from 0.57 m to 0.86 m in Panchromatic mode and from 0.75m to 1m in Multispectral mode.

Learn more about the data collections available from these missions:

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