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Pléiades Reflectance (Download)

Pléiades imagery in its original DIMAP format. RGB, NIR (2 m) and panchromatic (0.5 m) bands with 12 bits.


Pléiades 1A/1B are very-high resolution twin satellites offering 0.5m resolution products. The constellation is highly reactive and has been designed for daily revisit anywhere on Earth, with stereo and tri-stereo capacity.

The block provides Pléiades data in its original DIMAP format clipped to the provided AOI. The datasets are using geographic coordinates (EPSG:4326) and can be processed with the Data Format and Type conversion block or by specialised GIS/Remote Sensing Software. The available output bands of the Pléiades block are: red, green, blue, NIR (2m resolution) and panchromatic (0.5 m resolution). This block has a special feature: it is possible to order (and pay for) the data once and then run workflows using this data as often as needed. It is also possible to make a reliable data cost estimation using the Test Query feature.

Note: This is an Analytic imagery product that returns 4 bands (RGB, NIR) with 12 bits. Many analytics blocks cannot process the output of this block directly but need it to be pre-processed using the Pan-sharpening (UP42) block. Please check the corresponding block descriptions if they explicitly state that they can handle this type of data.

Technical information

Archive date / refresh frequencyArchives available starting from 2016, and from 2013 over the main urban areas. Yearly acquisitions over the +300.000 inhabitants urban areas. All 0.5m resolution images acquired every day by Airbus worldwide (with 30° incidence angle, max. 15% cloud cover in Regular Area, and max. 25% cloud cover in Difficult Area).
Frequency bandsPanchromatic: 0.470-0.830 µm / Blue: 0.430-0.550 µm / Green: 0.500-0.620 µm / Red: 0.590-0.710 µm / Near Infrared: 0.740-0.940 µm
ResolutionPanchromatic: 0.5m / Multispectral: 2m / Swath: 20km at nadir
Processing levelOrtho Bundle 12bits Reflectance JPEG2000 (Level3)
Data formatJPEG2000 & DIMAP format

Use cases

For more information about potential use cases, see the use cases gallery.

Viewing imagery

Pléiades Download block returns JPEG2000 & DIMAP format. To view it, open the DIMAP file or use the DIMAP -> GeoTIFF Conversion or Pan-sharpening SPOT/Pléiades blocks to produce GeoTIFF files. Do not open the JPEG2000 files directly as these may be geometrically transformed.


Internal Use: For customers who are using this block to perform their daily operations, and keep the dataset and all derivatives for internal use only.

Streaming vs. Download: This block is a Download block which allows downloading or storing the original images, and not only the analytics results. This page describes the differences in more detail.

More information

For more information, please visit the technical documentation.


To know more please check the block capabilities specifications.

Terms & Conditions

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