Minimize Dataset Details
Earth Topics (Applications)
  • Agriculture
  • Afforestation/Reforestation Protection

    Crop/Plant Yields

    Forest Fires

  • Land
  • Landscape Topography

  • Atmosphere
  • Atmospheric Phenomenon (cyclone, storm, hurricane)

    Instrument type
    Date of Launch:
    17 December 2011
    Mission Status:
    Operating nominally
    Orbit Height:
    694 km
    Orbit type:
    Swath Width:
    20 km
    Pleiades HiRI
    (archive and new)
    (4994) recent views
    Last update: 9 April 2015

    The Pléiades twins are very high-resolution satellites delivering 50-cm Ortho products as a standard.

    The telescope is a Korsch type combination with 65cm aperture diameter, focal length of 12.905m, f/20, TMA optics, delivering a 20km swath at Nadir. It works on the following spectral bands:

    Pan: 0.47-0.83µm, Blue = 0.43-0.55µm, Green = 0.50-0.62µm, Red = 0.59-0.71µm and Near Infrared = 0.74-0.94µm.

    The ortho-products are automatically generated by the Pleiades ground segment, based on SRTM or Reference3D database. The projection available for Pleiades ortho-products is UTM, datum WGS84. Pleiades products are available in the following modes:

    • Panchromatic image at 0.5m resolution
    • Pansharpened colour image at 0.5m resolution
    • Multispectral image in 4 spectral bands at 2m resolution
    • Bundle (0.5m panchromatic image + 2m multispectral image)

    Processing levels:

    • Primary: The Primary product is the processing level closest to the natural image acquired by the sensor. This product restores perfect collection conditions: the sensor is placed in rectilinear geometry, and the image is clear of all radiometric distortion.
    • Standard Ortho: The Ortho product is a georeferenced image in Earth geometry, corrected from acquisition and terrain off-nadir effects.
    • Tailored ortho: Aside from the Standard Ortho product, when different specifications are needed, a custom orthorectification, with a more precise 3D model provided by the client or acquired for the purpose, can be provided on demand.

    Resolution: 2 to 0.5 metres

    Data Set Specifications
    Spatial coverage: 90 N, 90 S, 180 W, 180 E
    Temporal coverage: 2011 - present
    Processing level
    Primary, ortho and tailored ortho

    How to access this data
    Data are available after project proposal acceptance.
    Terms & Conditions applicable
    Utilisation of this data is subject to the Terms and Conditions for ESA's Third Party Missions scheme


    Pleiades products description