23 September 2013 PLEIADES satellites image quality commissioning
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The CNES Pleiades-HR satellites have been launched December 17th 2011 and December 2nd 2012. They provide optical images to civilian and defense users with a resolution of 70 cm and a swath of 20 km in false or natural colors. Coverage is almost world-wide with a revisit interval of 24 h.

The new capabilities offered by these satellites agility allowed imagine new methods of image calibration and performances assessment. This paper presents all the operations that were conducted by the CNES Image Quality Team during the commissioning phases and also give the main results for every image quality performance.

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Laurent Lebègue, Laurent Lebègue, Daniel Greslou, Daniel Greslou, Gwendoline Blanchet, Gwendoline Blanchet, Françoise de Lussy, Françoise de Lussy, Sébastien Fourest, Sébastien Fourest, Vincent Martin, Vincent Martin, Christophe Latry, Christophe Latry, Philippe Kubik, Philippe Kubik, Jean-Marc Delvit, Jean-Marc Delvit, Cécile Dechoz, Cécile Dechoz, Virginie Amberg, Virginie Amberg, "PLEIADES satellites image quality commissioning", Proc. SPIE 8866, Earth Observing Systems XVIII, 88660Z (23 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023288; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2023288

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