Pléiades Neo Story


The Pléiades Neo programme is close to becoming a reality in orbit. Follow the story about this brand-new satellite constellation, set to ensure the continuity of the Pléiades mission.

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30/04/2021

Pléiades Neo is pushing the boundaries

The adventure begins now with the first satellite in orbit.
Watch the Airbus journey to the launch

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29/04/2021

Pléiades Successfully Launched!

The first satellite of constellation is now in orbit: The world's largest Earth Observation constellation, offering 30cm resolution, reactive tasking, 2x daily revisits, near real-time acquisitions is becoming a reality!

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Pléiades Neo Succesfully Launched!
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28/04/2021

Today is the Day!

The wait is over, Pléiades Neo is ready to launch. Join us and witness the launch of the next generation of satellite technology on Arianespace live broadcast.

26/04/2021

The Pléiades Neo satellite sealed inside the Vega rocket fairing has been transported to the launch pad and hoisted into the launch tower for its upcoming launch

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Pléiades Neo - Hoisting

26/04/2021

Pléiades Neo Taking To The Skies: It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for!

In a few days’ time, we officially reshape Earth-Observation based services like never before...watch this space for live updates on the day!

Pléiades Neo To the Skies

23/04/2021

We’re getting closer to the launch!

The #PléiadesNeo satellite has been mated on the Payload Adapter and encapsulated under Vega’s fairing.

Pléiades Neo encapsulated under Vega’s fairing
Pléiades Neo encapsulated under Vega’s fairing
Pléiades Neo encapsulated under Vega’s fairing
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22/04/2021

Pléiades Neo: Just 1 week until the launch! Get ready!

06/04/2021

Pléiades Neo satellites are ready for launch at the European Space Center in Kourou.
The launch is now scheduled on 27 April on a Vega launcher!

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01/04/2021

Get ready, Pléiades Neo is coming this month !
Thanks to Pléiades Neo, you will see the world like never before. Get very high resolution imagery and see every detail from a safe distance.

24/03/2021

Pléiades Neo Satellites Arrive in Kourou for Launch

The first two Airbus-built Pléiades Neo imaging satellites have arrived at Cayenne airport, French Guiana and are now en route to the European Space Centre in Kourou. Scheduled to launch in April 2021 on a Vega launcher, Pléiades Neo 3, the first of the new generation of very high-resolution satellites will join the existing Airbus fleet of optical and radar satellites, with increased resolution, revisit and coverage. It will be closely followed by its twin, Pléiades Neo 4, also scheduled for launch on a Vega rocket a few weeks later.

	Scheduled to launch in April 2021 on a Vega launcher, the first of the new generation of very high-resolution satellites will join the existing Airbus fleet of optical and radar satellites, with increased resolution, revisit and coverage.
	Each satellite will add half a million km² per day at 30cm native resolution.
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18/03/2021

Ready for the Close Up ?
Pléiades Neo is coming on 20th April : see the details and don’t miss anything with the upcoming world-first constellation of four identical 30 cm satellites.

10/03/2021

Get Ready: 40 days to the launch and Pléiades Neo will become a reality in orbit!

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Pléiades Neo Mosaic

04/03/2021

Voting Now Open! To celebrate the event, we invite you to get involved and help choose the first sites which will be acquired by Pléiades Neo 3 just after its launch.

15/02/2021

Pléiades Neo, countdown has commenced ! With 8 weeks to go, the satellites are ready to launch! The first Pléiades Neo satellite will be launched from Kourou in French Guyana on 20th April 2021. 30cm imagery from Airbus is coming to the market!

Are you ready for Pléiades Neo?

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17/12/2020

Pléiades Neo is ready for Launch! The first two Pléiades Neo satellites’ qualification review has been declared successful.

They are now ready for launch scheduled in very early 2021!

10/12/2020

 Pléiades Neo Ready for Launch! The first two Pléiades Neo satellites are qualified and ready.

Their launch is now scheduled for very early 2021!

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03/12/2020

Our teams are ready to task the Pléiades Neo satellites. 

Reactive tasking and rapid delivery from Airbus is coming very early 2021 to the market!

05/11/2020

Our antennas are ready to receive the Pléiades Neo data.

30cm satellite imagery from Airbus is coming very early 2021 to the market!

Pléiades Neo Satellite 2

Pléiades Neo Satellite 2

29/10/2020

Our teams at the Satellite Operation Center are ready to position Pléiades Neo in its orbit.

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Centre Control Pléiades Neo Satellite

22/10/2020

The Airbus owned Pléiades Neo constellation includes four identical satellites at 30cm native resolution and is coming to the market!

The first two Pléiades Neo satellites are qualified and ready to be launched early 2021. Integration of the second batch of Pléiades Neo satellites has already started and is on track for launch. The countdown has started.

Pléiades Neo Satellite 1

Pléiades Neo Satellite 2

 Pléiades Neo Satellite 3

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08/10/2020

The first two Pléiades Neo satellites are now qualified and ready and will soon be heading to the launch pad in French Guyana. Their launch is now scheduled for very early 2021!

23/02/2020

The first two Airbus-built Pléiades Neo imaging satellites have started comprehensive environmental testing, to ensure they are ready for in-orbit operation.
Photo Release Pléiades Neo well on track for launch mid-2020

During the tests, the satellites are subjected to extreme temperatures and vacuum, vibration and acoustic noise, as well as electromagnetic interference. This will ensure they can withstand the harsh conditions they will experience during launch and their mission in orbit.

 

Our customers are eagerly awaiting Pléiades Neo

Read the testimonial from @David Critchley, CEO of @4EI to find out why:

“ 4EI are incredibly excited to get access to the highly anticipated Pléiades Neo data. Our clients want high accuracy and detailed imagery. With this 30cm offering, we will be able to meet and satisfy more of our client's needs at an affordable price, whilst also improving our own products and services offering with a higher level of accuracy, detail and information, that we haven't had access to before. The datasets created from Pleiades Neo will enable innovative businesses to use geospatial analytics for the betterment of the planet “

David Critchley - Testimony


Watch all the Videos about Pléiades Neo

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Pléiades Neo Satellites arrive in Kourou for Launch
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