Are you interested in Very High Resolution 30cm Satellite Imagery for your 2022/23 project?
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2022 ushers in a new era of Earth monitoring with a significant increase in the number of highest resolution (30cm) commercially available satellites. Right now, 3 satellite sensors orbit the Earth capturing at 30cm. From late 2022, that will increase to 11.
What will that mean for you?
Unprecedented coverage over your areas of interest with up to 15 captures per day. Generation of highly accurate 50cm DEMs from stereo and tri-stereo and up to 8 multispectral bands, perfect for projects needing spectral insights.
Why such a significant increase in satellites?
Both Maxar and Airbus, renowned for their dedication to producing the highest quality satellite imagery have invested billions of dollars on the latest technology. Both have designed and built the latest and greatest in satellite technology and both are launching their satellites this year.
Geoimage is excited to announce the highly anticipated expansion of both the Maxar and Airbus constellations with the launch of 6 new WorldView Legion and 2 new Pléiades Neo satellites.
Both constellations will capture at 30cm resolution and will significantly increase the current capture cadence. Check out the advantages of each below.
Maxar is launching 6 New Legion Satellites it will provide Earth intelligence on a global scale. WorldView Legion is the next evolution of Maxar’s industry leading WorldView constellation.
One of the key features of this new constellation is the ability to dramatically increase revisits over some of Earth’s rapidly changing regions. With revisits of up to 15 times per day it will triple Maxar’s current capacity to collect very high resolution 30cm imagery.
This greatly increases the ability to better inform critical and time sensitive decisions. The high-performance satellites will also enable stereo capabilities for 50cm DEM (Digital Elevation Models) and allow for the most advanced geospatial analytics.
This advanced constellation will provide the highest levels of commercial use imagery with accurate and high-agility point collects which can be utilised for mapping projects, large area collection zones and, monitoring targets for near real-time change detection.
WorldView Legion Advantages:
- Six new satellites
- Mission lifetime: 10 years
- 30cm resolution! Very high-resolution satellite imagery available for commercial use cases.
- Increased revisit over high interest, middle latitude areas up to 15 times/day.
- Triples Maxar’s current capacity to collect 30cm imagery.
- 50cm Digital Elevation Models (DEM) with stereo capability.
- Sun synchronous and mid inclination orbits over rapidly changing regions.
- The WorldView Legion satellites will have 8 multispectral bands – fantastic for spectral analysis and machine learning.
2021 was a year of challenges and milestones with the launch of the first two Pléiades Neo satellites. The best is yet to come with the launch of Pléiades Neo 5 & 6 in 2022!
The satellites are running their environmental, electrical and functional tests in Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France and will complete their testing phase with the final reference tests in the coming weeks. Then Pléiades Neo 5 & 6 will be shipped to Kourou, French Guyana for the scheduled launch towards the end of Q3, 2022.
The Pléiades Neo 5 & 6 launch will be followed by a phase of in-orbit tests for the full constellation system qualification, and the commencement of operations at the end of the year.
Pleiades Neo Advantages:
- Two new satellites
- Mission lifetime: 10 years
- Twice as many opportunities to see the world like never before 2 + 2 = 2022
30cm resolution! Very high-resolution satellite imagery available for commercial use cases.
- The Pléiades Neo constellation will allow daily revisits to any point on Earth to capture large scale projects rapidly, with enhanced performance capabilities.
- 50cm Digital Elevation Models (DEM) with Tri-stereo capability allowing for more accurate DEM production.
- Six multispectral bands – RGB NIR, plus Red Edge and Deep Blue
- Intra-day revisit (twice daily, 46 degrees off-Nadir)
- 2 million square kilometers/day collection capacity
- Stereo and tri-stereo same pass acquisitions