Pléiades is a constellation of very high resolution satellites, built and operated by Airbus Defence & Space. Pléiades images boast excellent image quality and an impressive resolution of up to 50 cm.
Since Belgium participated in the costs of the impressive undertaking, Belgian institutional users – from governments over research institutes to universities – can get access to Pléiades images at vastly lower prices, and in some cases even for free!
To streamline all this, the Belgian Science Policy Office set up an online platform called Pléiades 4 Belgium. Be sure to pay it a visit to read up on what Pléiades offers, visualise the data, and apply to become an authorised user.
Once logged in, you can either download any of the images in the Belgian archive, and this at no cost at all, or purchase images from the Airbus Defence & Space Geostore at substantially lower rates, both images already in their archive and new acquisitions.
Currently the platform already boasts several hundred images from places all over the world, and the archive is constantly growing.