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Planet Satellites Bolster FAO's Geospatial Toolkit

Putting the world's eyes in the skies to work to improve human lives and combat climate change is now easier thanks to an overhaul of the Food and Agriculture Organization' innovative geospatial monitoring system. A new version of SEPAL -…...


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Bark Beetles Are Decimating Forests: Satellite Data Can Help

Bark beetle infestations devastated 18 million cubic meters of forest in the Czech Republic last year, due in part to very dry summers brought on by the effects of climate change. Historically, bark beetles have been a valuable part of…

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News

Planet Names Top Three Finalists Of The Planet Daily Change Challenge, Part Of Copernicus Masters

Following a multi-phase evaluation this past summer, Planet is pleased to announce the top three finalists of the Planet Daily Change Challenge, a challenge of the Copernicus Masters competition that awards prizes to developers who leverage Earth observation data to…

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Technology

What is Rapid Revisit and Why Does it Matter?

Rapid revisit is a qualitative term used in satellite monitoring to describe the ability of the system to make repeated image captures separated by short time intervals. This implies both that the constellation can respond at short notice to collect…

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tech

The Countdown to Planet’s Explore 19 Conference is On

We’re five weeks away from Explore 19, our first-ever user conference taking place at Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco on October 15th and 16th. Our goal is to bring our vibrant community of customers, partners, end users, developers and thought leaders together to share knowledge and network through a combination […]

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news

Meet Martin Van Ryswyk: Planet’s New SVP of Product

We are excited to welcome Martin Van Ryswyk as Planet’s new senior vice president of Product, who will be responsible for helping to guide product vision and strategies moving forward. Before joining Planet, Van Ryswyk was executive vice president of Product Management and Engineering at DataStax—the company behind Apache Cassandra. Van Ryswyk […]

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news

Hurricane Dorian, Amazon’s Burning Forests, the Iranian Rocket Launch and More

This summer, media sources have utilized Planet data to help break stories on some arguably heated issues. Here are a few recent instances where journalists took advantage of our data’s capabilities to keep the public informed. Dorian Devastation Planet satellite imagery is helping to monitor the devastation in the Bahamas since the […]

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tech

B14: The Cubesat with One of the World’s Fastest Satellite Radios

Agile aerospace supports rapid prototyping, continuous iteration, and adaptation of the latest commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology—and our Build 14 Dove (B14) is agile aerospace at its finest. What’s under the hood? We’ve had more than a few inquiries and want to share some of the latest updates. Planet’s Build 14 Dove includes the […]

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stories

SatAgro: The Startup That’s Helping to Drive Digital Agriculture in Poland

Referred to by some as Europe’s “new growth engine,” Poland has gone through dramatic transformations in recent decades, while its economy grew by more than 50 percent since 2007, despite the global economic crisis. In the process, it has raised its profile as a major food supplier in Europe, with more than […]

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