Planet is used to testing novel ways of deploying and managing an ever-growing fleet of satellites in space. Taking it further, we test in space—everything from full demo builds to small canary features. We can’t know what works for sure…...
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Meet GeoAgro—the smart farming software company based in Rosario, Argentina that offers agricultural technology and analysis to help farmers make smarter decisions, boost yields, and enhance sustainable farm practices. In some cases, they’re able to cut scouting visits to field…CONTINUE READING
Eight hours ago, a Soyuz rocket successfully lofted 48 of our Flock 2k satellites into space. And just moments ago, all 48 of them successfully deployed two-by-two into orbit. This launch marks our 14th successful Dove launch and deployment. Watch…CONTINUE READING
At Planet, we launch new satellite flocks regularly. For years, we’ve been talking about getting that perfect shot from space of a rocket mid-flight; and as our on-orbit fleet has grown in size, the odds of one of our satellites being in the right position to image these rocket launches have only […]CONTINUE READING
Farmers across the world are using information derived from satellite imagery to get ahead of problems in the field. Planet’s pleased to announce that we’re teaming up with our partner, Farmshots, to host a webinar detailing how frequent satellite imagery and precision agriculture software can boost farm efficiency and output through the […]CONTINUE READING
For a limited time, Planet’s offering up a trial of our Timelapse Basemaps web service. Planet’s Automated Timelapse Basemaps represent a specific window in time, either quarterly or monthly. All imagery included in these mosaicked basemaps is taken from that selected time frame, processed in the cloud, and served up on the […]CONTINUE READING
Forty-eight Dove satellites – our Flock 2k – are scheduled to launch on a Soyuz rocket on Friday, July 14 at 06:36 GMT (July 13th at 23:36 PDT) to 475 km altitude Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) from Baikonur Cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan. Flock 2k will be flying on a Soyuz rocket in […]CONTINUE READING
Farmers are often at the mercy of the elements. A wetter-than-usual growing season, for example, could provide a hospitable environment for crop diseases that significantly impact yields. Changes in crop conditions over time could signal near-term production booms or long-term problems. For Indonesian farmers, the uncertainty of weather patterns, soil conditions, and […]CONTINUE READING