Pléiades Neo Satellite Imagery
Airbus’ most advanced optical constellation, with four identical 30cm resolution satellites with ultimate reactivity, optimises each step of the acquisition and delivery cycle.
From 2020, Airbus will reshape the Earth observation-based services with Pléiades Neo, the new optical 30cm resolution constellation.
Four identical new generation satellites will join the already world-leading Airbus constellation of optical and radar satellites to offer enhanced performance. Entirely funded, manufactured, owned and operated by Airbus, Pléiades Neo is a breakthrough in the Earth observation domain. It will bring customers with top-level service over the next decades. Each satellite will be adding half a million km² per day to Airbus’ catalogue. The associated images will be available straight from your Direct Receiving Station and through our digital platform, OneAtlas.
Highest resolution combined with the most accurate geolocation
Ultimate reactivity for last-minute tasking requests
Improved weather forecast for better acquisition success rate
Enables generation of analytics to feed massive intelligence needs
Features and specifications
Number of satellites : 4 identical satellites in constellation
Funding : 100 % by Airbus
Orbit: Sun-synchronous, 10:30 a.m., Descending node, 620 km altitude
Mission lifetime : 10 years
Reactivity : Tasking and download through Polar Stations, Improved services through Partner Operating Centres and SpaceDataHighway
Ground segment : Innovative cloud-based architecture for massive production
Spatial Resolution: 0.3m GSD
Geolocation accuracy: <5m CE90 at nadir
Spectral bands : Deep Blue, Blue, Green, Red, Red Edge, Near-infrared, Panchromatic
Global capacity : Up to 2 million km² per day
Revisit capacity :
>Daily anywhere (30° off-Nadir)
>Twice daily anywhere (46° off-Nadir)
Dynamic range at acquisition : 12 bits