BackForward Satellite Programme: Pléiades Neo 

Programme details
Programme description
  • Constellation of four satellites following each other in orbit so as to provide frequent revisit time (up to 12 hours).
  • Follow-on of the CNES Pléiades series.
  • Airbus Defence and Space (France) responsible of funding, development and operations.
  • The platforms are actively stabilised over 3 axes.
  • The design lifetime of the satellites is 10 years.
  • The satellites exploit a sunsynchronous orbit around 10:30.
  • The four-satellite programme implies mutual redundancy.
  • See detailed description at https://www.intelligence-airbusds.com/en/8671-pleiades-neo-trusted-intelligence
Data circulation
  • Images available in real-time at apponted Direct Receiving Stations, or through the digital platform OneAtlas.
Agencies Airbus
Programme lifetime 2020 - 2031
Associated satellites and instruments

Note: red tag => no longer operational , green tag => operational , blue tag => planned