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RapidEye Constellation to be Retired in 2020

It’s with mixed sentiments that we share that Planet’s RapidEye constellation will be retired at the end of March 2020. After 11 years of faithfully gathering imagery, it has aged gracefully, to say the least. RapidEye has gone above and…...

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2019 Dispatch: Planet's Year-in-Review

The year 2019 was an astronomical time for Planet. Twenty SuperDove satellites entered orbit aboard the ISRO’s PSLV-C45 in the spring and 12 more hitched a ride into space in winter, with the latter marking Planet’s 25th successful launch. Since…



60 Planet Use Cases To Be Presented by Scientists at the American Geophysical Union Event Next Week

Next week, over 25,000 scientists spanning the full range of Earth, ocean, atmospheric and planetary sciences will gather in San Francisco for the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). It is the largest geoscience conference in the…



Quarterly Product Release Roundup: Integrations, Planet Explorer and More

It’s been a banner year for product releases, from Planet Basemap updates to Next-Generation PlanetScope to Planet Analytic Feeds. Big releases are great, but just like holiday stocking stuffers, it’s sometimes the smaller things that people love most. We wanted…


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NASA Harvest Event Encourages Collaboration for a Sustainable Future

Leading agriculture companies recognize that the current status quo is not enough when it comes to addressing sustainability and climate change. Historically, there hasn’t been a clear consensus on how to tackle the issues or make measurable progress while increasing productivity to feed 10 billion by 2050. But progress is on the […]



Laura Malinasky on Becoming Planet’s Head of Legal and People

This is the first installment in our Stellar Minds series, where we will profile Planet’s extraordinary employees and their accomplishments. Keep checking our blog for upcoming features on some of the most remarkable people in aerospace today. Laura Malinasky, Planet’s Chief Legal and People Officer, has had quite a career—having spent more […]



Planet Announces Winner of Copernicus Masters Challenge at “Space Oscars 2019”

The Copernicus Masters is an international competition that awards prizes to developers who leverage Earth observation data to solve important commercial and social problems. We issued a call for submissions to the Planet Daily Change Challenge—a search for novel applications of Planet’s daily, global imaging capabilities. After an evaluation by a panel of multidisciplinary experts, we […]



A Successful Launch for Flock 4p on the PSLV

Today, 12 SuperDove satellites (Flock 4p) were successfully launched and deployed into a 500 kilometer Sun Synchronous Orbit by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). This marks 25 successful launches for Planet and our 407th satellite launch attempt.  Shortly thereafter, Planet’s Mission Operations team successfully made contact with all twelve satellites and […]



Making Space for Everyone: How Planet is Building a Global Workforce

Planet is somewhat of a rarity for a company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Not only do we develop cutting-edge geospatial data, tools and products, but we also design, build and operate the world’s largest fleet of remote sensing satellites. We are also uniquely committed to building a workforce that considers many […]


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