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Low resolution imagery platforms, provide wide area collection capabilities, but lacks the resolution high enough for quality analysis.
Traditional High resolution platforms, provide quality imagery, but lack the ability to collect lots of imagery at scale, efficiently.
Planet’s Medium resolution platform, PlanetScope, provides a high quality compromise between the two ends of the satellite imagery spectrum.
With traditional imagery collection platforms, it is difficult to discern a daily operations tempo for a given area, thus making it more difficult to identify change.
The daily cadence of PlanetScope imagery allows analysts to monitor the patterns of life for a given area.
Keeping up with the technical capabilities of nationstates can be extremely difficult, especially when they are actively trying to conceal hard to identify activities.
Planet’s SkySat constellation has the ability to capture high-priority areas of interest at a sub-daily cadence.
Lack of frequent monitoring of key strategic areas presents a challenge for intelligence collection and analysis.
The combination of PlanetScope and SkySat imagery provides a spatio-temporal cadence that is unmatched in the industry. Using both constellations, Planet was able to detect the launch one of Russia’s newest and most secretive Special Mission Submarines.
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