Medium Resolution

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Our Medium Resolution Sensors

Sensor NameSensor TypeSpectral BandsSensor ResolutionPotential Coverage Area
SPOT 1-77 satellite
Pan, MS+
short-wave IR
Up to 1.5-mGlobal
4-band MS
Within fixed track
EROS ASatellitePan2-mGlobal
4-band MS
ZiYuan-32 satellite constellationPan
4-band MS
Stereo Pan
2.5-m; 3.5-m
ALOS PRISMSatelliteStereo Pan2.5-mGlobal
PlanetScopeLarge satellite constellation (microsats)Color only
4-band MS
RapidEye5 satellite
5-band MS6.5-mGlobal
Deimos-1Satellite3-band MS22-mGlobal
OverviewTasking vs Archive

What exactly does medium resolution imagery really mean? While the term is used frequently, it is rarely defined. Here at Apollo Mapping, we define medium resolution imagery to have 1-meter (m) to 30-m resolution. Many medium resolution satellites however feature a wide variety of spectral bands with varying resolutions that may or may not meet this threshold. More information on the technical specifications of the medium resolution satellites we work with can be found on the individual pages linked in the table below.

How long will it take to receive my imagery? We get this question all the time. The answer is that it depends on a few variables, but one of the main factors is whether we will have to find your imagery in an archive or if we will have to place a tasking order.

Tasking Order

A tasking order is an on-demand service whereby clients define a custom polygon on the planet to be imaged by the next available medium resolution satellite. The time to collect this area of interest is controlled by local weather conditions and competition from surrounding tasking orders.

Archive Order

An archive order relies on a historic database of medium resolution imagery with a specific time/date stamp and known cloud cover. Clients are able to browse available data with the assistance of Apollo Mapping to determine the best imagery for their intended applications.