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Monitoring Wildfire Risk Using Space and AI

Planet, Salo Sciences, and Vibrant Planet are announcing a partnership to develop the California Forest Observatory (CFO)—a new platform that will dynamically map forest structure and fuel loads down to the tree level, statewide. Combining satellite imagery and artificial intelligence…...


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Celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing with These Stellar Moon Shots

This Saturday, July 20, marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing, when Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man” and “one giant leap for mankind” on the lunar surface. Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin joined Armstrong to plant…

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Planet Analytic Feeds No Longer in Beta, Achieve Global Scale

Today, Planet Analytic Feeds are moving out of beta, and our three flagship Analytic Feeds—Road Detection, Building Detection, and Vessel Detection—can now scale globally and are offered off-the-shelf. This means that customers can leverage these feeds on top of Planet…

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Technology

Planet Experts Discuss Future of Analysis Ready Data at 2019 ARD Workshop

Last week Planet engineers helped organize the Analysis Ready Data (ARD) Research Workshop in Menlo Park, California, an event where great minds met to tackle the burning topic of how to make ARD operational in 2019. The event’s purpose was…

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Introducing Next-Generation PlanetScope Imagery

We gave you a sneak peek at our next-generation Dove satellites earlier this year when we released “first light” images. Now we’re happy to formally introduce our Next-Generation PlanetScope imagery: a step forward in Planet’s commitment to agile aerospace and the delivery of high-frequency, global imagery. Next-Generation PlanetScope brings enhancements to PlanetScope […]

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European Space Agency to Utilize More Planet Constellations

The European Space Agency (ESA) entered an agreement with Planet to gain access to both PlanetScope and SkySat constellations—with the aim of having these tools complement data drawn from ESA’s own earth observation satellites and Third Party Missions. Until recently, ESA had access to only RapidEye satellites under the EarthNet Programme, but […]

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Tanker Seizures, the 737 MAX Stack Up, and North Korea’s Submarines

Planet has been doing its usual rotation through the news this past July as our imagery has continued to inform journalists in their investigative reporting. Here are some of the biggest recent stories that used data from space to break news. Maritime Mystery-Solving Recently, two oil tankers were seized by Iranian naval […]

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Sun Setting on Open California

When we launched the Open California program almost 3 years ago, it was an open data initiative and the first time we showcased our data to the world with images from our first Doves. At that time, we didn’t have trials or programs that matched the needs of the majority of our […]

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tech

How Satellite Imagery Can Help Predict Volcanic Eruptions

Recently, the Ubinas volcano erupted in Peru, leading to the evacuation of thousands due to explosions and ash. And earlier this month, the Stromboli eruption killed one hiker and caused vegetation to catch fire. Both instances are a sobering reminder that volcanic activity can wreak havoc on surrounding areas. But while it’s […]

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