Satellite Specifications

 

SATELLITE

 LAUNCH DATE

 MINIMUM AREA
ARCHIVE

 MINIMUM AREA
NEW CAPTURE

 STEREO
AVAILABLE

 SENSOR

 RESOLUTION
(m)

 NUMBER OF BANDS

Pleiades 1B

2012

25 sq kms

100 sq kms

Yes

Pan

0.5

1

Multi

2.0

4

Pleiades 1A

2011

25 sq kms

100 sq kms

Yes

Pan

0.5

1

Multi

2.0

4

Worldview 2

2009

25 sq kms

100 sq kms

Yes

Pan

0.5

1

Multi

2.0

8

Rapid Eye

2008

500 sq kms

3,500 sq kms

No

Multi

5.0

5

GeoEye 1

2008

25 sq kms

100 sq kms

Yes

Pan

0.5

1

Multi

2.0

4

Worldview 1

2007

25 sq kms

100 sq kms

Yes

Pan

0.5

1

ALOS

2006

Scene is
35 kms x 35 kms

Not
Available

Yes
PRISM only

PRISM

2.5

1

Scene is
70 kms x 70 kms

AVNIR

10.0

4

Spot 5

2002

20 kms x 20 kms

Yes
Full scene

Yes

Pan

2.5

1

Multi

10.0

4

Quickbird

2001

25 sq kms

100 sq kms

No

Pan

0.6

1

Multi

2.4

4

Ikonos

1999

49 sq kms

100 sq kms

Yes

Pan

1.0

1

Multi

4.0

4

Aster

 

1999

Scene is
60 kms x 60 kms

Not
Available

Yes
VNIR
Band 3N
Band 3B

VNIR

15.0

3

SWIR

30.0

6

TIR

60.0

5

Landsat 7 ETM+

1999

Scene is
180 x 180 kms

Not
Available

No

Pan

15.0

1

Multi

30.0

7

Spot 2 – 4

1990

Scene is
60 kms x 60 kms

Yes (Spot4)
Full scene

Yes

Pan

10

1

Multi

20

4

Landsat 5

1984

Scene is
180 x 180 kms

Not
Available

No

Multi

30

7