Pleiades-1B Satellite Successfully Launched

Pleiades-1B Satellite Successfully Launched

Pleiades-1B is the second dual-use, very-high-resolution satellite for the Pleiades constellation.

Pleiades-1B Satellite

Pleiades-1B Satellite Sensor

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Pleiades-1 (also known as Pleiades-1A) and 1B satellites will be phased 180° apart in the same near-polar sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 694 km, enabling daily revisits to any location on the planet which makes it ideal for mapping large scale areas including engineering construction projects, monitoring of mining, industrial and military complexes, conflict zones and crisis/disaster areas, natural disasters, evacuation and rescue operations.