PlanetScope Constellation & Sensor Overview

The PlanetScope satellite constellation consists of multiple launches ("flocks") of Dove satellites. On-orbit capacity is constantly improving in capability and quantity, with technology improvements deployed at a rapid pace. Each satellite is a CubeSat 3U form factor (10 cm by 10 cm by 30 cm).

Since our first launch in 2014, we have released three PlanetScope instrument types:

Instrument Name Instrument Id Description
Dove Classic PS2 Built with a telescope we call “PS2”, this instrument captures red, green, blue, and near infrared channels. It produces Scene products which are approximately 25.0 x 11.5 sq km. Earliest imagery available on July, 2014 to April 29, 2022.
Dove-R PS2.SD Built with the same “PS2” telescope, but with updated Bayer pattern and pass-band filters, this instrument captures red, green, blue, and near infrared channels. It produces Scene products which are approximately 25.0 x 23.0 sq km. Earliest imagery available is on March, 2019 to April 22, 2022.
SuperDove PSB.SD Built with a telescope we call “PSB” and the same filter response as PS2.SD instrument, this instrument captures red, green, blue, near infrared, as well as a new red edge, green I, coastal blue, and yellow channel. It produces Scene products which are approximately 32.5 x 19.6 sq km. Earliest imagery available is mid-March, 2020 to current monitoring.

 

You can read a more detailed overview of our PlanetScope Constellation and Sensors here. For detailed technical information on PlanetScope images refer to PlanetScope Product Specification.

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