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The satellite Pléiades Neo is already in space!

This morning, 29 April, the first satellite of the Pléiades Neo cohort was launched into Earth orbit from the Kuru spaceport. In this way, AIRBUS brings into operation a modern optical constellation of Airbus satellites, with four identical machines with 30 cm natural resolution. The project is fully implemented by the French concern, which for many years has been one of the world’s leaders in the satellite image market.

The main features of the new Pléiades Neo are:

  • 4 are identical to each other in the constellation;                                                                                                                              
  • Imaging modes – mono, stereo or triple stereo.                                                                                                                              
  • Sun-synchronous orbit, orbital altitude 620 km;                                                                                                                              
  • Dynamic color range – 12 bits;                                                                                                                              
  • Six multi-spectral channels: deep blue, blue, green, red, red edge, near infrared;                                                                                                                              
  • The mission duration of the constellation is 10 years;                                                                                                                              
  • Innovative “cloud” technology for the collection, processing and storage of satellite images;
  • Spatial Resolution (panchrome) – 0.3 m;                                                                                                                              
  • Geolocation accuracy: 5 m CE90 in nadir;

With the introduction of all coating satellites up to 2 million km² per day, the props will be:
-once a day (up to 30° deviation from Nadir)
-twice a day (up to 46° deviation from Nadir)


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