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Satellite Imagery

HIGH-RESOLUTION SATELLITE IMAGERY

OVERVIEW

L3Harris has earned its reputation for identifying the right data sets clients need to solve high-stakes challenges, monitor conditions, and meet the requirements of high-profile projects. Our expert photogrammetrists, programmers, and imagery scientists marshal their experience and access to nearly all data types from top vendors to deliver comprehensive yet tailored geospatial solutions that reduce uncertainty and bolster confidence in your projects.

“Throughout Aechelon’s twenty-one-year history, our company has maintained an unparalleled track record in program deliveries for the US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Air Force, US Army, Special Operations Command, US Government Foreign Military Sales Program and the US Coast Guard, thanks in part for relying on geospatial multi-spectral L3Harris data products.”  - Javier Castellar, Co-Founder & Vice-President of Programs for Aechelon Technology

Satellite Imagery

L3Harris offers a variety of low-, medium- and high-resolution satellite imagery data sets for nearly every location on Earth. Need satellite images of an airport area? Or analyze the changing conditions of a flood plain? Whatever your geospatial needs, we'll ensure you get the right imagery for your project. Talk with our experts today to explore the imagery options that suit your needs, including date, price, and resolution from the best commercial satellite imagery providers.

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HIGH-RESOLUTION SATELLITE IMAGERY

L3Harris offers the largest array of commercially available high-resolution satellite imagery options in today's market. With resolutions ranging from 0.3 meters to 1 meter, our high-resolution satellite imagery plays an integral role in a growing number of applications: simulation, engineering, infrastructure, telecommunications, precision agriculture, and disaster recovery. 

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MEDIUM-RESOLUTION SATELLITE IMAGERY

L3Harris offers medium-resolution satellite imagery options ranging from 1.5 to 5 meters from leading providers such as Planet and Airbus. Each provider has multiple sensors in each satellite constellation, where each satellite captures large areas within a single image. This offers your best chance of finding recent satellite data on your area. You can also draw on our massive archive with full-world coverage dating back to the early 2000s. 

LOW-RESOLUTION IMAGERY

LOW-RESOLUTION SATELLITE IMAGERY

L3Harris offers the broadest range of commercially available low-resolution satellite imagery options in today's market, with resolutions ranging from 5 to 15 meters. Low-resolution satellite imagery is a strong foundation for the start of any project, with uses in journalism, media, regional studies, and general research of widespread trends.

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Finding the right image or data is rarely easy.  Contact us if you need to find out more about the type of image your project requires or if a sensor doesn't have coverage of your area of interest. Whether it's tasking satellite imaging technology to get it or mining our vast archive of satellite imagery for context, L3Harris gets you the right imagery for your project. 

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Custom Satellite Mapping Services to Meet Your Needs

L3Harris offers low- to high-resolution satellite imagery and custom satellite mapping services. Our complete end-to-end solutions for your project cover everything from data acquisition to processing and analysis. We have global partnerships with many satellite data suppliers, maintain a vast internal archive of products, and offer flexible licensing options to accommodate your needs. 

Our geospatial services comprise:

IMAGE PROCESSING SERVICES

If you need to process low-, medium- or high-resolution satellite imagery, we’ll work with you to meet your project’s cost, coverage, schedule, and quality constraints. Our staff of imagery scientists and analysts have decades of experience in creating products for government and commercial customers.

L3Harris experts can merge multiple satellite imagery sources into a seamless, color- and tonally balanced, georeferenced or orthorectified image file ready for use in any mapping or imaging software.  This offers you customized, unique coverage of your area.

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Pan Sharpening

L3Harris experts can sharpen your images by merging the high-resolution panchromatic band with the corresponding coarser-resolution multispectral bands. The result? — a high-resolution color image that retains the spatial detail of the panchromatic source while preserving the radiometric characteristics of the multispectral source.

Environmental factors and atmospheric conditions like haze, fog, glare, and pollution can degrade the quality of satellite imagery and obscure the imagery between the sensor and the ground.  L3Harris can correct these interferences by balancing the color bands and tones of satellite imagery — creating the best version of every image band and delivering the most precise and aesthetically pleasing imagery for your project. 

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Contrast and Color Balancing
Orthorectification

Even high-resolution satellite imagery starts as raw data. Orthorectification corrects terrain displacement in imagery caused by sensor tilt or off-nadir when capturing the image. This improves the positional accuracy of the imagery and allows users to overlay their current working data with recently acquired satellite imagery for correct alignment. 

 

Since satellites orbit well above our atmosphere, clouds can appear within the captured imagery.  Using multiple overlapping scenes and advanced cutline processing, we can seamlessly patch areas of satellite imagery containing clouds with other cloud-free imagery of the same area, revealing more land surface in the final data.

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L3Harris imagery experts can use multiple sources of varying resolutions to create a custom multi-resolution data set over a large area. High-resolution insets of areas of interest are blended to lower resolutions in the surrounding areas, resulting in seamless, large-scale coverage. 

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TrueTerrain nBand

TrueTerrain™ nBand Orthomosaic products are custom built multiband datasets created with L3Harris’ proprietary technology and the best available archived or newly acquired satellite imagery from RapidEye, Sentinel-2, or Landsat 7-8 sensors.

  • nBand Orthomosaics from Planetscope sensors have 4 multispectral bands: Blue, Green, Red, NIR
  • nBand Orthomosaics from Sentinel-2 sensors have 4 multispectral bands: Blue, Green, Red, NIR
  • nBand Orthomosaics from RapidEye sensors have 5 multispectral bands: Blue, Green, Red, Red Edge, NIR
  • nBand Orthomosaics from Landsat 7-8 sensors have 6 multispectral bands: Blue, Green, Red, NIR, SWIR1, SWIR2
TrueTerrain Support Data

TrueTerrain products come with support data files that provide essential metadata about the source data and specific project information.

 

  • Metadata- XML format, FGDC compliant
  • Cutlines with source data attributes
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CLASSIFICATION SERVICES

Material Classification

We can extract advanced material classification from all multispectral bands available, identifying the two dominant materials and the relative abundance of each material for each pixel in the data set.

Available at the same pixel resolutions and precisely correlated to our TrueTerrain imagery, the material classification data set is ideal for creating various sensor views to accompany out-the-window views within the Simulation Image Generator.

Material classification products can create night vision, IR, and radar visual databases or map high-detail, geotypical textures with real-world accuracy. 

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Material Classification


Land Use/Land Cover

Imagery derived LULC layers represent how much of a region is covered by forest, wetlands, impervious surfaces, agriculture, and other land and water types.

  • 20-Class Correlated Multi-Resolution LULC data available in raster or vector formats.
  • Compliant with Multi-Resolution Land Cover Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium defined data layers.

     

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TRANSFORM DATA INTO MEANINGFUL, CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

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