Starting immediately, we are excited to announce that all 3-meter (m) PlanetScope imagery collected by SuperDoves is now available as an 8-band product! 8-band PlanetScope imagery includes red edge which can be used to create more accurate plant health assessments; as well as coastal blue for improved benthic clarity in support of bathymetric mapping applications. Specifically, 3-m 8-band PlanetScope imagery is delivered with the following bands:
- Coastal blue
- Green I
- Green II
- Red edge
As an added bonus, all archived SuperDove imagery collected since 2019 with the PSB.SD instrument type can now be delivered as an 8-band product; and even has the same cost as 4-band and 5-band data at just $1.80 per square kilometer (sq km) with a 250 sq km minimum order.
We do have an important note about 5-band and 8-band PlanetScope imagery for our readers. At this time, 5-band PlanetScope imagery is only offered as an OrthoTile product; while 8-band PlanetScope imagery is only offered as a Scene. Further, the 5-band product offers a more traditional set of spectral bands with blue, green, red, red edge and NIR; versus the 8-band product which divides green into two bands. So for most users, the 5-band product type will be easier to work with given its traditional green band.
Oh, and of course, you can search for 8-band 3-m PlanetScope Scenes at any time with Image Hunter! Additional 8-band specifications can be found on our website here and a new 8-band sample has been added to our free imagery download page.
If you have any additional questions about 3-m 8-band PlanetScope imagery, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.