In this monthly piece, we give our readers a sense of the high-resolution imagery coverage collected over a geography during a specified window. To do this, we pick a high-resolution satellite constellation, a defined time period and area of interest, then report key statistics on the total amount of imagery collected in square kilometers (sq km). Without further delay, let’s jump into our analysis.
Graphic Region of Interest: Canada and the United States (minus Hawaii) plus most near off-shore islands
Land Mass Covered: 19,345,496.1 sq km
Time Period: June 1 to August 31, 2016
High-Resolution Satellite Constellation: Pléiades 1 (i.e. Pléiades 1A and 1B)
Pléiades 1 Constellation Imaging Statistics – Canada & the United States
Total Area Collected: 5,495,862.8 sq km; 29,868.8 sq km per satellite/per day
Area Collected @ 20% or Less Clouds & 30 Degrees or Less Off-Nadir: 3,563,625.3 sq km; 19,367.5 sq km per satellite/per day; 64.8% of total