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: the continent of Europe (including smaller off-shore islands and territories)
Land Mass Covered: 9,914,312.3 sq km
Time Period: June 1 to August 31, 2015
High Resolution Satellite Constellation: Pléiades 1 (i.e. Pléiades 1A and 1B)
Pléiades 1 Constellation Imaging Statistics – Europe
Total Area Collected: 5,994,334.1 sq km; 32,577.9 sq km per satellite/per day
Area Collected @ 20% or Less Clouds & 30 Degrees or Less Off-Nadir: 4,559,007.0 sq km; 24,777.2 sq km per satellite/per day; 76.06% of total