BackForward Satellite: Pléiades-1A 

Satellite details
Acronym Pléiades-1A
Full name Pleiades-1A
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • First flight unit of the Pléiades constellation.
  • Main mission: high resolution land observation.
  • Substantial contribution to disasters monitoring.
Mass at launch 1015 kg Dry mass 940 kg
Power 1000 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Direct image read-out at appointed ground receiving stations.
  • Archived images for civilian use distributed by SpotImage.
  • Near-real-time images for military use distributed by specific networks.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 705 km
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Space agency CNES
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 17 Dec 2011 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2022-10-24
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Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Pléiades-1A

Acronym Full name
HiRI High-Resolution Imager
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