The SkySat constellation is the Very High Resolution component of Planet's satellite image portfolio.
Skysat-A and B generation satellites were launched in 2013/14.
The SkySat-C generation satellite is a high-resolution Earth imaging satellite, first launched in 2016. Eleven are currently in orbit, all collecting thousands of square kilometres of imagery. Each satellite is 3-axis stabilised and agile enough to slew between different targets of interest. Each satellite has four thrusters for orbital control, along with four reaction wheels and three magnetic torquers for attitude control.
All SkySats contain Cassegrain telescopes with a focal length of 3.6m, with three 5.5 megapixel CMOS imaging detectors making up the focal plane.
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
SkySat Sensor Specification
Planet offer the following products for this mission: