Posted on June 7th, 2012

Apollo Mapping Is Now Accepting Orders For High Resolution Pléiades 1A Imagery

The Apollo Mapping team is excited to announce that starting on June 4, 2012, we will be accepting orders for high resolution imagery products from Astrium’s new satellite, Pléiades 1A. Launched on December 16, 2011, Pléiades 1A is Astrium GEO-Information Services’ first high resolution satellite. Featuring 50-centimeter (cm) panchromatic and 2-meter (m) 4-band multispectral resolution imagery products, Pléiades 1A has the largest footprint of any high-res satellite at 20 kilometers (km) wide. Pléiades 1A is an agile satellite that will be able to collect mono, stereo and tri-stereo imagery for any mapping project – large or small. With the industry’s largest footprint and enhanced agility, the Pléiades 1A high-resolution imagery archive is sure to grow with leaps and bounds. Pléiades 1A will be joined by its twin satellite, Pléiades 1B, later this year.

Below are Pléiades 1A images collected on April 6, 2012 over Riverside, California. We processed these samples to assure the most accurate colors and crispest features possible, and are happy to share the results with you. We feel the full-resolution previews are impressive and speak for themselves!

©CNES 2012. Distribution Astrium Services/Spot Image.

©CNES 2012. Distribution Astrium Services/Spot Image.

©CNES 2012. Distribution Astrium Services/Spot Image.

Key Specifications of Pléiades 1A

  • Spectral Bands: panchromatic & 4-band multispectral (RGB + NIR)
  • Product Resolution: 50-cm panchromatic & 2-m multispectral
  • Average Revisit Time: 2 days (1 day once Pléiades 2 is operational)
  • Footprint Width: 20-km (at nadir)

For more questions on Pléiades 1A pricing, archive coverage or tasking orders, please contact the Apollo Mapping sales team at or (303) 993-3863.

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