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, 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: South America and the near coastal islands
Land Mass Covered: 17,688,056.9 sq km
Time Period: December 1 to December 31, 2014
High Resolution Satellite Constellation: Pléiades 1A + 1B
Pléiades 1 Constellation Imaging Statistics – South America
Total Area Collected: 1,215,144.7 sq km; 19,599.1 sq km per satellite/per day
Area Collected @ 20% or Less Clouds & 30 Degrees Off-Nadir: 227,391.9 sq km; 3,667.6 sq km per satellite/per day; 18.71% of total