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Financial Times: Planet Labs rides SpaceX’s reusable rockets to expand earth imaging

June 9, 2020

"Planet has also adapted its own systems, allowing its satellites to be managed largely remotely with an automated mission control. It has updated its “tasking” dashboard to make it easier for customers to request data from a specific locations without any “humans in the loop”, Mr Marshall said. “That’s very unusual in the space business.”"


How Planet’s new satellite fleet will bring detailed images of places on Earth up to 12 times a day

June 9, 2020

"Satellite imagery specialist Planet unveiled on Tuesday how the completion of its SkySat fleet will allow customers to more quickly access detailed imagery of anywhere in the world."


Satellites Are Capturing the Protests, and Just About Everything Else on Earth

June 9, 2020

"Over the next couple months, Planet is embarking on a project that will dramatically increase the number of photos it takes and improve the quality of the images by 25% in terms of resolution. To do that, the company is lowering the orbits of some of its larger, high-resolution satellites and launching a half-dozen more devices."


Planet teams with SpaceX to expand its Earth-observation constellation

June 9, 2020

"As time has gone on, customers have begun to ask for higher-resolution imagery. So in recent years, Planet acquired a small fleet of larger satellites known as SkySats, capable of taking pictures with a resolution of less than a meter. Fifteen SkySats are currently in space, and the company hopes to add six more over this summer."


Planet's satellites aim for still sharper view of Earth

June 9, 2020

"Planet will then have 21 of the high-resolution imagers circling the globe. At that point, the SkySats will be able to see any spot on the ground (cloud permitting) on average up seven times a day."


Farewell from US Ambassador Grenell: New threat against Nord Stream 2

May 27, 2020

"Satellite images from May 15 of the port of Mukran in Sassnitz on Rügen. You can see the ships "Akademik Tscherski" (right ship with yellow crane) and "Fortuna"."



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