PlanetScope Constellation & Sensor Overview

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 2016, 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.
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.
SuperDove PSB.SD Built with the "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 channel. It produces Scene products which are approximately 32.5 x 19.6 sq km.

 

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