Posted on November 2nd, 2021

New 30-cm Pléiades Neo 3/4 Constellation Is Ready For Sales!

The Spanish city of Seville is a hub of culture and adventure. Take a peek with the help of 30-cm Pléiades Neo. (Images Courtesy: Airbus Defense and Space)

Today is the day! Airbus’ new 30-centimeter (cm) Pléiades Neo constellation is live and ready for commercial purchase! The two satellites, Neo 3 and Neo 4, will double the 30-cm resolution imagery currently available by collecting some 500,000 square kilometers of 30-cm data per day, per satellite. With plans to launch two more identical satellites in the near future, Pléiades Neo will be the most-robust high-resolution satellite constellation on the market, capable of imaging the same area twice a day at 30-cm.

Along with the 30-cm panchromatic band, Neo has six 1.2-meter resolution multispectral bands, including blue, green red, near infrared, deep blue and red edge. Pléiades Neo is ideally situated for new 30-cm collections while it quickly amasses an archive of historical data. 

Airbus is still working on integrating Neo imagery into their API and firming up per square kilometer price. That said, we expect to have archive and tasking pricing by the time you read this Geospatial Times article. 

Contact us at [email protected] for an updated price list and any other question about the new Pléiades Neo constellation.

Italy has its own ancient city accompanied with scenic canals, i.e. Venice. Zoom in to see the boats and ferries. (Images Courtesy: Airbus Defense and Space)

In the meantime, here are some key specifications of the Pléiades Neo constellation:

  • Spectral Bands:
    • Panchromatic
    • 6 Multispectral Channels
    • Blue, green, red and NIR, Deep Blue and Red Edge
  • Sensor Resolution:
    • At nadir – 30-cm panchromatic & 1.2-m multispectral
  • Spectral Band Wavelength Range: (in nm)
    • Panchromatic – 450 to 800
    • Deep Blue – 400-450
    • Blue – 450 to 520
    • Green – 530 to 590
    • Red – 620 to 690
    • Red-Edge 700-750
    • NIR – 770 to 880
  • Dynamic Range: 12-bits
  • Daily Collection Capacity: up to 500,000 sq km per satellite, per day
  • Georeferenced Horizontal Accuracy: < 5-m CE90 (global average, dependent on terrain); expected 3.5-m with refined data
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