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Analysis-ready Mosaics: Introducing Surface Reflectance Basemaps

In a previous post, Alan introduced our Surface Reflectance imagery, an exciting product that delivers an accurate picture of what’s happening on the ground. By accounting for the effects of the atmosphere, sensor characteristics, and incident solar radiation, we aim…...


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PLANET PULSE

Monitoring the pulse of our planet with daily news and imagery, stories, and tech updates.

Stories

Tracking Harvey, the Once-in-a-Millennium Storm

Hurricane Harvey may have faded from view, but we’re just beginning to understand how historic it really was. A new report from the National Hurricane Center, concludes that Harvey broke the record for the most rainfall from a tropical system…

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News

Machine Mapping: Automated Road Detection Webinar with CrowdAI

Earth is covered in infrastructure. Buildings, railways, transmission lines, ports, and roads serve as the signifiers of global development. These constructions, and their continuous change, tell the story of human activity. To understand how our world is changing, roads are…

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Technology

A Clear Look at the Earth’s Surface: Planet’s Surface Reflectance Beta

Planet brings down a lot of imagery. Every day over 160 Dove satellites downlink 340 million square kilometers of imagery - more than two times the total landmass of earth. With such a large number of individual satellites capturing so…

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Rocketing into 2018

As we begin the new year, I wanted to reflect on our 2017 milestones and our vector going into 2018. Last year was definitely an exciting year at Planet. The five highlights from my perspective were: Launching 146 satellites, including the record-breaking 88 Doves on a single rocket & 6 more SkySats, […]

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Rocket Lab Successfully Carries Dove Pioneer to Orbit

On January 21, 2018 at 1:43 AM UTC, Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle lifted off from Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand and successfully deployed Dove Pioneer into an orbit of 300 x 500 km, 83 degree inclination.   Rocket Lab Electron flight ‘Still Testing’ Lift Off. Image: […]

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Flock 3p’ Successfully Launches on ISRO’s PSLV C-40 Rocket

Four Dove satellites – our Flock 3p’ – have successfully launched on ISRO’s PSLV C-40 rocket. The satellites were deployed into an approximately 500 km Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) and are currently speeding around the Earth at 7.5 km/second. We are happy to report that our Mission Control team has made contact […]

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Geospatial intelligence for the Energy sector

From price fluctuations and delayed estimates to pipeline leaks and construction setbacks, it’s been a tumultuous year for energy operators and traders. Assets are distributed and difficult to manage, projects are frequently delayed or blocked, and energy commodities are as volatile as ever. Though more and more data is available, uncertainty in […]

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stories

More Sats. More Science.

This past week, nearly 25,000 scientists, students, and professionals gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana for the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world – the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. This annual conference brings together the best and brightest minds in pursuit of high quality science, knowledge and a […]

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