Constellation of four satellites following each other in orbit so as to provide frequent revisit time (up to 12 hours).
Follow-on of the CNES Pléiades series.
Airbus Defence and Space (France) responsible of funding, development and operations.
The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
The design lifetime of the satellites is 10 years.
The satellites exploit a sunsynchronous orbit around 10:30.
The four-satellite programme implies mutual redundancy.
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Images available in real-time at apponted Direct Receiving Stations, or through the digital platform OneAtlas.
2021 - 2032
Associated satellites and instruments
Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational
, blue tag => planned