Chin Lakes, Alberta Jun 06, 2015

Taming Wildfires with Vegetation Management

Every year, wildfires consume millions of acres of land around the globe. Such fires triggered by a combination of electrical networks and extreme weather include the 100,277-hectare Lutz Creek fire in British Columbia, “Black Saturday” in Victoria, Australia, and the…...


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Give your Creativity Some Space With The 2021 Art on Satellites Program

Planet is looking for creative submissions for its space-based exhibit as part of our Art at Planet program. Each year, Planet curates the largest art exhibit in space, selected from dozens of submissions of artwork by famous artists and members…

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Preparing to Scale, Planet Welcomes Kevin Weil as President, Product and Business

It’s with great pleasure that I announce that Kevin Weil is joining Planet as President of Product and Business. Planet had its best year yet in 2020 and we’re growing quickly! With nearly 200 satellites in orbit, our imagery tells…

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Technology

Planet's Latest Batch of SuperDoves Deliver First Light

On January 24, 2021, SpaceX successfully delivered 48 Planet SuperDoves to orbit on their Transporter-1 flight. This record-breaking launch deployed 143 satellites into orbit — the most ever on a single mission. Once in orbit, our SuperDoves set out to…

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Start the Growing Season Off Strong with Satellite Data

Plan with Confidence and the Best Field Data Available As the new growing season opens, growers are looking to put the uncertainties of 2020 behind them and start fresh. Digital technologies and the increasing availability of data from the field help provide a fresh perspective on where to focus resources and ensure […]

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stories

Decoupling Commodities Production from Deforestation

Decoupling deforestation from commodities production is critical to climate and sustainability solutions. Today, over two-thirds of tropical deforestation occurs due to the production of just four commodities: cattle, soy, palm oil, and pulp and timber. However, global supply chains are complex, and commercial-grade solutions to account for and manage deforestation risks remain […]

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Belonging Spotlight:
Patrice Johnson

This is part two of our series, “Belonging Spotlight.” Each volume features a member of our Planet community and is a valuable opportunity to get to know the person, the whole person, and understand what belonging really means to them.  I had the great privilege to sit down and connect with Patrice […]

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stories

How Analysts Uncover Covert Nuclear Facilities with Planet Data

Identifying potential threats and acting decisively is crucial to ensuring global security. Geointelligence analysts are responsible for studying a myriad of activities that might indicate a security risk. But how do they analyze activities that are intentionally carried out in a covert or hidden manner?  To get insight into this question, we […]

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news

Solinftec and Planet Partner to Provide Real-Time Agronomic Insights

Solinftec will now incorporate Planet satellite data into their platform to guide crop management decisions made by farmers and agricultural retailers. Solinftec’s platform provides their users with agronomic insights while on-the-job, helping to inform complex, daily farm activities and ag retailer services. Incorporating Planet imagery will add a new layer of vital […]

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