The identical twin satellites Pleiades 1A and 1B deliver very-high-resolution optical data products in record time and offer a daily revisit capability to any point on the globe

Launched in:2011
Repeat cycle:26 days
Orbit height:694 km
Orbit type:Sun Synchronous
Organisation: Airbus Defence and Space
Pleiades 1A was launched on 17 December 2011;
Pleiades 1B was launched on 2 December 2012

Pleiades 1A websites


CNES - Pleiades
Airbus DS - Pleiades
Airbus DS - Elevation models
ESA eoPortal - Pleides HR
Airbus DS - Imagery - Optical and Radar data
Airbus DS - Pleiades flyer
Airbus DS - Download Pleiades User Guide

Data ordering

Sovzond - Russia
Airbus DS - Geostore
ESA - Third party data
ESA Earth Online - Data access
MDA Geospatial Services
ESA - Third Party Missions (data for research)

On Board Sensors

HiRI (High Resolution Optical Imager)