SkySat Monitoring

Get a continuous view of your areas of interest to discover patterns, detect early signals of change, and make timely, informed decisions. With 15 SkySat satellites in orbit, Planet can scan the globe, imaging the entirety of the Earth’s landmass every day. The SkySat satellites capture images at 0.7 m resolution. With Monitoring, see changes of your area of interest over time and choose the right frequency of images for your application.

Product Description 

Increase transparency, get historical context, identify change, and intervene quickly with the most up-to-date imagery over your areas of interest. Access new imagery daily, analyze deep stacks of imagery with our growing archive back to 2014, and monitor change broadly to task high-resolution SkySat imagery for detail up to 0.7 meters.

Leverage Planet’s global coverage to observe areas of strategic importance, whether at the continental, country-wide, or regional level, with a monitoring subscription that supports the scale of your analysis and applications. Obtain ground-truth data in dispersed or remote geographies, oversee vital assets and global supply chains in opaque regions or markets, and survey change across broad areas at scale to inform on-the-ground operations and decisions.

Four subscription frequencies are available for SkySat Monitoring: Monthly, Weekly, Daily, and Subdaily. A new image of your area of interest (AOI) is delivered at the frequency you choose. Please note that for daily imagery, an average of 4 low-cloud images per week may be expected. Sub-daily images may contain clouds and are not reimbursed.

SkySat Monitoring can be used two ways, Access and Download. Access comes with download automatically, usable on the Planet Explorer web app, to view your data. You may download the data both from Planet Explorer and Data API for further analysis. Please note that the AOI minimum is 25 km² (Minimum corridor width of 2 km) and the minimum purchase is €4,500.00. Subscriptions shorter than 1 month are available upon request.

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Start date
E.g., 2021-01-20
SkySat Monitoring



Off the shelf 



PAN 0.7 m, MS 1.0 m

Access Mode 

Planet Explorer, Data API, File Transfer



Delivery time 

A few business days

Product frequency 

  • Monthly: 1 image per month over your AOI, regardless of cloud cover.
  • Weekly: 1 image per week over your AOI, regardless of cloud cover.
  • Daily: Average 4 images per week over your AOI. If 4 images are not achieved in a week, you will be credited back images for future acquisitions.
  • Sub-daily: Up to 2 images per day over your AOI, regardless of cloud cover.


Basic Scene Product (L1A)

  • Analytic - unorthorectified, radiometrically corrected, multispectral BGRN
  • Analytic DN - unorthorectified, multispectral BGRN
  • Panchromatic - unorthorectified, radiometrically corrected, panchromatic (PAN)
  • Panchromatic DN - unorthorectified, panchromatic (PAN)
  • L1A Panchromatic DN - unorthorectified, pre-super resolution, panchromatic (PAN)

Ortho Scene Product (L3A)

  • Visual - orthorectified, pansharpened, and color-corrected (using a color curve) 3-band RGB Imagery
  • Pansharpened Multispectral - orthorectified, pansharpened 4-band BGRN Imagery
  • Analytic - orthorectified, multispectral BGRN. Radiometric corrections applied to correct for any sensor
    artifacts and transformation to top-of-atmosphere radiance
  • Analytic DN - orthorectified, multispectral BGRN, uncalibrated digital number imagery product
    Radiometric corrections applied to correct for any sensor artifacts
  • Panchromatic - orthorectified, radiometrically correct, panchromatic (PAN)
  • Panchromatic DN - orthorectified, panchromatic (PAN), uncalibrated digital number imagery product

SkySat Technical Information 

Basic SceneOrtho Scene & SkySat Collect
Ground sample distancePan: 0.72 m, Multispectral: 1.0 mPan: 0.8 m, Multispectral: 1.0 m
Pixel ResolutionN/AAnalytic, Analytic DN: 1.0 m ; Panchromatic DN, Visual Pansharpened
Multispectral: 0.8 m
Spectral bandsR G B NIR PANR G B NIR PAN
Bit depth16-Bit16-Bit
Geometric precision<50 m RMSE<10 m RMSE
File structureGeoTIFFGeoTIFF
Radiometric conversionAnalytic product -
Absolute Radiance derived using vicarious calibration methods.

Radiometrically calibrated to radiance units and scaled by 100 to reduce
quantization errors
Revisit timeNadir: 28 days per
spacecraft, sub-weekly per constellation. Off-nadir: sub-weekly per
spacecraft, sub daily per constellation

Please note 

AOI minimum is 25 km² (Minimum corridor width of 2 km) with a minimum order of €4,500.00. Subscriptions shorter than 1 month are available upon request.

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