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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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…CONTINUE READING
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…CONTINUE READING
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…CONTINUE READING
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, […]CONTINUE READING
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: […]CONTINUE READING
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 […]CONTINUE READING
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 […]CONTINUE READING
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 […]CONTINUE READING