The two-satellite constellation provides a global daily revisit capability to any point on the globe.
The VHR satellites’ gyros enable them to tilt very quickly along and across track to image different areas of interest. Each Pléiades satellite is thus able to collect imagery anywhere within an 800-km-wide ground strip, covering 200 km in 11 seconds or 800 km in 25 seconds, including stabilization time.
This exceptional agility makes it possible to handle diverse requests simultaneously. Pléaides can image multiple targets, collect strip mosaics up to one square degree, conduct stereo and tri-stereo viewing, and support coastal, border or corridor surveillance—of a pipeline, for example—to closely match users’ needs.