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Pleiades is a two-spacecraft constellation of CNES, introducing advanced technologies in Earth observation. Starting with the first launch in 2011, the Pleiades programme follows the SPOT programme satellite series services.

The identical twin satellites deliver very-high optical resolution (0.5m resolution) and offer a daily revisit capability to any point on the globe.

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Improved TPM online dissemination service available

09 June 2017

ESA is pleased to announce that an improved access to the collections distributed online by ESA through the Third Party Missions programme has been deployed.

Two enhanced features have been set up to ease access to these collections:

  • A TPM online access list has been created to provide users with a centralised access to all the TPM online collections dissemination systems (17 TPM collections)
  • A new online dissemination system providing a geographical catalogue, a folder tree access and a filename search has been deployed for 13 TPM collections

Improved TPM online dissemination service

05 June 2017

ESA is pleased to announce that many of the TPM data distributed until today, plus some new ones, are being made available for direct download via a new online dissemination service called L-OADS.

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Operator CNES
Launch date Pleiades 1A: 17 December 2011
Pleiades 1B: 02 December 2012
Orbit Height 694km
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous
Repeat Cycle 26 days
Resolution From 2m to 0.5m
Swath Width 20km
Onboard sensors provided under TPM HiRI (High Resolution Imager)