Have you searched for medium-resolution satellite imagery in Image Hunter recently? If so, you have surely seen lots of imagery from the 3-meter (m) satellite constellation, PlanetScope. As one of our most ubiquitous medium-resolution options, PlanetScope is actually 150 micro-satellites (and counting!) that compile a gigantic archive of imagery spanning nearly the entire globe daily. In addition, PlanetScope 3-m multispectral imagery is not pansharpened, this is the native resolution; making it comparable to the ‘high-resolution’ multispectral imagery collected by Deimos-2 or KOMPSAT-3, for example.
With so many satellites available in our archive of imagery, you may be wondering: “What are the key benefits of PlanetScope data?” Great question! For one, PlanetScope and its 150+ fleet of Dove microsats can make daily revisits to nearly any location. On top of that, the combined collection capacity is at least 200 hundred million square kilometers (sq km) per day! This means tons of medium-resolution imagery collected over sites that other satellites may have missed, making PlanetScope a great choice for projects involving narrow timeframes and/or monitoring.
But that’s not all! Perhaps the most impressive feature of PlanetScope is not the huge collection capacity or daily revisits, but its price. At $1.80 per sq km and a 250 sq km minimum order size, PlanetScope is hard to beat if budget is a driving factor of your project.
We know that imagery needs can change at any moment and from project to project. If you’d like to learn more about our pricing options and other available satellites, ask us for our latest imagery price list by emailing [email protected].
PlanetScope Key Specifications Summary:
- Launch Date: multiple clustered Dove microsat launches since 2016
- Sensor Resolution: At-nadir – 3-m four and five-band multispectral (International Space Station orbit); 3.7 m (sun synchronous orbit)
For more information about four and five-band 3-meter PlanetScope imagery, you can check out our website here or send us an email at [email protected] and we will gladly help price out your next medium-resolution imagery product!