Posted on September 2nd, 2014

Nighttime High Resolution Satellite Imagery

nighttime_imagingA chart showing the times of the year (with respect to latitude) that nighttime imaging is possible with EROS B.

DFW_Airport_Night_EROSB_9_14_2008_pan_IIPreviews of ~70-cm EROS B imagery collected during the night over Dallas-Fort Worth Airport on September 14, 2008. (Images Courtesy: ImageSat International)

Do you need high-resolution satellite imagery collected at nighttime over nearly any location on the planet?

If so, Apollo Mapping has a solution for you! Partnering with ImageSat International, the owner and operator of the satellites EROS A and EROS B, we are able to provide you with custom nighttime collections of ~70-cm panchromatic imagery over areas as small as 50 square kilometers. As an added bonus, the price for this nighttime imagery is still below what you would pay for the minimum collection of color, high-resolution, daytime imagery.

We have tasked EROS B on multiple occasions and have been impressed with the turnaround time and high-quality panchromatic imagery it can deliver. While many people shy away from black and white only data, when it comes to nighttime imagery, there is little to no difference between black and white and color data. Further, by collecting only panchromatic data, EROS B can maximize collection capacity so you receive tasked imagery quicker.

Key Specifications of EROS B

  • Launch Date – April 25, 2006
  • Spectral Bands – panchromatic only
  • Resolution – 70 centimeter (varies with orbital height, off-nadir angle and imaging mode)
  • Revisit Time – ~3.5 days (varies with latitude and off-nadir angle)
  • Swath Width – 7 km (varies with orbital height and off-nadir angle)
  • Bit Depth – 10-bits
  • Orbit Height – 520 km (varies about this average)

For more information on this new nighttime, high-resolution tasking service, please visit our website or contact the Apollo Mapping sales team at (303) 993-3863 or [email protected].

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2 responses to “Nighttime High Resolution Satellite Imagery”

  1. Claude Ezzell says:

    I am evaluating imagery in regards to disaster management and more specifically the King Fire burning in California. I am evaluating current imagery products to help influence the incident commander’s decision making process as well as first responders and post-disaster responce decision making process, based on such things as imagery derived knowledge points. I believe that a working association of GIS and rapid evaluation of imagery products pertaining to wildfire spread can help reduce floudering decision making regarding structure loss estimates and blocked lines of communication. Is there anyway I can get the latest imagery products of this area in Northern California to help assist in my research?

    Warmest Regards:

    Claude Ezzell

    • Admin says:

      Thanks for the comment Claude. Satellite imagery can help with decision making for disaster management. I will follow up with you directly as well.

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