Capable of collecting 1+ million sq km of imagery weekly, the SkySat constellation is equipped with traditional imaging, near-infrared, stereo, and video capabilities. The fleet can revisit any point on Earth at 0.8 meter resolution and sub-weekly cadence.
Monitoring, tasking, and large area mapping
Utilize Planet's high resolution capabilities for high cadence revisit, content validation, and a variety of tip-and-cue workflows.
Monitoring: Revisit sites of interest at monthly, weekly, or sub-weekly cadence
Tasking: Task cloud-free collections of the areas you care about
Large area mapping: Map at local and regional scale
Tip-and-cue: Pair broad area monitoring and change detection with high res tasking
Video, stereo, off-nadir, and night imaging
In addition to traditional RGB and NIR imaging, Planet's SkySat constellation also offers unique collection options.
Video: Capture hi res video in detail to see cars on highways and activity at airports
Night imaging: See Earth at night — street lights, pattern of life changes, and more
Off-nadir imaging: Capture imagery at the angles you need with flexible tasking
Stereo imaging: Extract 3D vector and geographic features and create digital terrain models
Archive and analysis
The SkySat archive includes discounted access to archival imagery ideal for model training, historical analysis, forecasting and more, including:
Volumetic analysis of dry bulk stockpiles and oil reserves
Retail traffic pattern and car counting analysis
City growth, border buildup, and population analysis
Planet offers deep stack archive imagery packages by geography and sector. Contact sales for details.
40,300+ collects 3,222,000+ km2
12,600+ collects 1,007,000+ km2
DRY BULK / MINES
6,400+ collects 514,000+ km2
12,500+ collects 998,000+ km2
3,300+ collects 261,000+ km2
5,800+ collects 464,000+ km2
SKYSAT IMAGERY SPECIFICATIONS
SkySat imagery and the full archive are delivered through the Planet API in ortho scene and basic scene formats.
Ground sample distance (at nadir)
SkySat-1 and SkySat-2: SkySat-3, -4, -5, -6 and -7:
CMOS Frame Camera with Panchromatic and Multispectral (Blue, Green, Red, NIR) halves