Pléiades 1A and Pléiades 1B operate as a constellation in the same orbit, phased 180° apart.
The identical twin satellites deliver very-high-resolution optical data products in record time and offer a daily revisit capability to any point on the globe.
The Pléiades constellation is designed to obtain data in double-quick time:
- Ability to acquire imagery anywhere in the world in less than 24 hrs. in response to a crisis or natural disaster.
- Regular monitoring, as often as every day if required.
- Three satellite work plans a day ensure easy handling of last-minute tasking requests.
- Twice the coverage and twice the chance of obtaining cloud-free imagery.