The PlanetScope satellite constellation consists of multiple launches of groups of individual satellites (DOVEs). Therefore, on-orbit capacity is constantly improving in capability or quantity, with technology improvements deployed at a rapid pace.
Each DOVE satellite is a CubeSat 3U form factor (10 cm by 10 cm by 30 cm). The complete PlanetScope constellation of approximately 150 active satellites is able to image the entire land surface of the Earth every day (equating to a daily collection capacity of 350 million km²/day). The constellation is constantly "on" and does not require ordering or acquisition planning.
Each of the satellites is calibrated with an absolute accuracy of better than 5%.
04 September 2018
ESA and Planet are pleased to announce the opportunity to freely access, up to the end of the year, PlanetScope and SkySat data over three European demonstration sites: Demmin, Wilhelmshaven and Berlin.
Mission Facts and Figures
Planet offer the following products for this mission:
PlanetScope imagery products are available as either individual Basic Scenes, Ortho Scenes, or Ortho Tile products. All products are available with radiometric correction level "Top of atmosphere" in less than 24 hours and "Surface Reflectance" 48 hours after sensing.
The name of each acquired PlanetScope image is designed to be unique which allows easier recognition and sorting of the imagery. The product name includes the date and time of capture, as well as the id of the satellite that captured it. The name of each downloaded image product is composed of the following elements: