Posted on October 3rd, 2017

Introducing Medium-Resolution 3-meter PlanetScope Satellite Imagery

Here at Apollo Mapping we always strive to increase the size of our satellite imagery archive to insure our customers have the greatest number of options to suit their particular needs. Lately, we’ve added a number of satellites and have no plans of stopping! With this trend in mind we’re happy to announce the addition of 3-meter (m) PlanetScope imagery to our already massive ImageHunter database! A great medium resolution option, PlanetScope uses over a hundred forty satellites (and counting!) to compile a gigantic archive of imagery spanning the entire globe.

A 3-m color PlanetScope image collected over New York City, New York on June 20, 2017. This image has been processed by Apollo Mapping for improved colors and clarity. (Image Copyright: Planet, 2017)

With so many satellites available in our ImageHunter imagery search engine you may be wondering: “What are the key benefits of PlanetScope data?” Great question! For one, PlanetScope and its 140+ fleet of Dove satellites can make daily revisits to any location on Earth. On top of that, the collection capacity is up to 20,000 square kilometers (sq km) per Dove satellite, per orbit! This means tons of medium-resolution imagery collected over sites that other satellites in our archive may have missed, making PlanetScope a great choice for projects involving narrow timeframes.

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 $1.28 per sq km (minimum 500 sq km for archive imagery, and 3,500 sq km for tasking) PlanetScope is hard to beat if dollars spent are a key factor of your imagery needs. This is especially true with regards to tasking (or a new collection of imagery), what a deal!

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 satellites available from Apollo Mapping (including DigitalGlobe’s latest high resolution satellite, WorldView-4!!!), ask us for our latest satellite imagery price list by contacting sales@apollomapping.com.

PlanetScope Key Specifications Summary:

  • Launch Date: multiple clustered Dove microsat launches since 2016
  • Sensor Resolution: At-nadir – 3 m four-band multispectral (International Space Station orbit); 3.9 m (sun synchronous orbit)

For more specs of PlanetScope (and other satellites), please visit the following link and scroll down to find our complete list.

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