In the past two years, Astrium GEO has launched three satellites which have already proven their capabilities to tasking large areas in time frames shorter than possible in the past. In this article, we would like to highlight three collection scenarios – one for the medium resolution satellite, SPOT 6 which launched September 9, 2012, and then two for the high-resolution Pléiades 1 constellation with individual launches in 2011 and 2012.
Posted on June 4th, 2013
The Astrium Satellite Constellation – Unrivaled Collection Capabilities
In just six months, Pléiades 1A (just half the constellation) imaged well more than half of South Africa with 15% or less cloud cover. With both satellites imaging the country, a full collection would have been possible in the same time frame.
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