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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:
Resolution: 2 to 0.5 metres
Data Set Specifications
Primary, ortho and tailored ortho
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