The Pléiades 1 Stadium of the Month – Super Bowl 50 Image - Apollo Mapping
Posted on April 5th, 2016

The Pléiades 1 Stadium of the Month – Super Bowl 50 Image

Last month we featured a pre-Super Bowl 50 image collected over the site of contest in November 2015, and so you probably noticed that this article appeared in March, a full month after the Super Bowl was played, whoops! So in April, we continue our trend of whoops as we feature an image collected during the Super Bowl’s pre-game festivities for this Pléiades 1 Stadium of the Month; and we are only two months late this time, ha!

In March, our focus was on Levi’s Stadium, the home of Super Bowl 50. So as to not repeat ourselves then, this month we will offer a few cool statistics about the Super Bowl and the pageantry that accompanies it:

A 50-cm color image of Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California collected on February 7, 2016 by Pléiades 1A. This image was collected at 11:01 AM so it shows pre-game Super Bowl festivities. To see these same Super Bowl 50 festivities in SPOT 6/7 1.5-meter resolution, check out this month’s feature on SPOTMaps. This image has custom processing and color balancing applied by Apollo Mapping. © CNES 2016, Distribution Airbus Defense and Space / Spot Image S.A., France, all rights reserved.
  • The 1969 game between the New York Jets and the Baltimore Colts was the first time the name, Super Bowl, was used along with Roman numerals for the edition number. Super Bowl 50 bucked this trend, as apparently Super Bowl L would have been a bit of a lame name.
  • Females make up 46.8% of the average Super Bowl viewership; and in the last ten years, average overall viewership has increased by 22.4 million per year.
  • What is any Super Bowl party without snacks? Apparently 100 million pounds of guacamole are typically consumed during the game!
  • Do you watch the Super Bowl for the commercials? If you are like many of the folks I know you do, so you might find this article interesting which rates the ads we saw during the 50th edition of the National Football League (NFL) championship.
  • Maybe it is the Halftime show you like. If so, did you know that Beyoncé wore 31-carat diamond studs during her performance? And that Lady Gaga wore mismatched high heels on purpose?
  • For our true stats nerds out there, here are some firsts and records set during Super Bowl 50: the Denver Broncos’ 194 yards of offense were the fewest for any winning team; Peyton Manning is the oldest quarterback (QB) to win a Super Bowl, and John Elway is the second oldest (also a Bronco); this was the first time two #1 overall draft pick QBs faced off; you can find more of the records and firsts set here.

The Pléiades 1 High-Resolution Satellite Constellation

The Pléiades 1 constellation (or at least part of it!) has been in orbit since December 2011 and if you have not had a chance to check out any sample imagery, take a few moments and have a look at the gallery on our website. If you work with high resolution imagery, you should consider Pléiades 1 for your next geospatial project.

A variety of Pléiades 1 products are available from both a growing archive and as a new collection, including 50-centimeter (cm) pansharpened imagery and 50-cm panchromatic – 2-meter (m) 4-band multispectral bundles. We are happy to discuss the technical specifications, pricing and tasking options available with this satellite constellation.

Working with Pléiades 1 since the launch of the first twin satellite, P1A, we have noticed that:

  • Airbus Defense and Space is able to deliver on their tasking feasibilities.

The Apollo Mapping sales team can answer any questions you might have about the high resolution satellite constellation, Pléiades 1. We can be reached anytime at (303) 993-3863 or

More sample images and technical information about Pléiades 1A and 1B can be found on our website here.

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