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12 Doves launching to 500km SSO

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Twelve Dove satellites, collectively known as “Flock 2p”, will be launching on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket on June 22 at 03:55 GMT (June 21 at 20:55 PDT) to a 500 km altitude Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. This is our first […]

Good Deploy! Eight More Doves in Orbit

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It’s been an exciting few days for me and my fellow Spaceship Captains here at Planet Labs. Eight of our Dove satellites deployed from the International Space Station yesterday (May 17, 2016). Astronaut Jeff Williams captured these incredible photographs of two Doves during deployment:

20 Doves to Launch on CRS OA-6 Mission

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Twenty Dove satellites are currently packed away in their Nanoracks deployers on board the Cygnus spacecraft and awaiting launch. We’re calling these Doves “Flock 2e Prime” as a continuation of the “Flock 2e” series that was launched in a similar manner to the International Space Station in December on the OA-4 mission. […]

UPDATE: 12 Doves to Hitch a Ride to Space Station Aboard Atlas V

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UPDATE: The launch of Flock 2e has been delayed due to weather. The next attempt will be at 5:33 pm eastern on Friday, December 4. In Cape Canaveral, Florida, twelve of our Dove satellites are packed in the Cygnus spacecraft ready for launch. We’re calling these Doves “Flock 2e”. The Cygnus sits […]

When Doves Fly: Flock 2b Deploys from ISS

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I’m on Planet’s Mission Operations team. It’s my job to monitor new satellites as they’re deployed, prepare them for everyday imaging, oversee their on-orbit operations, and fix problems as they occur. My team has been pretty busy lately. Last week, a dozen Flock 2b satellites deployed from the International Space Station (ISS). […]

101st Dove Satellite Reaches Space

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Today, at 4:50 a.m. Pacific Time, team Planet gathered for pancakes to watch Japan’s H-IIB rocket launch the HTV-5 “White Stork” cargo vehicle. The White Stork will deliver fourteen Dove spacecraft to the International Space Station before astronauts release them into Low Earth Orbit. The launch was successful and marks the 101st […]

Kounotori "White Stork" to Carry 14 Doves to ISS

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UPDATE: The HTV-5 launch has been delayed to Wednesday, August 19 at 4:50 a.m. PT, due to unfavorable weather conditions. UPDATE: The HTV-5 launch has been delayed to Monday, August 17 at 5:35 a.m. PT, due to unfavorable weather conditions. Read JAXA’s release. Fourteen Doves have made the trip from our lab […]

Eight Dove Satellites to be Launched on SpaceX CRS-7 Mission

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Right now, eight of our Dove satellites are packed in their NanoRacks deployers on SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule. We’re calling these satellites “Flock 1f”. On Sunday, June 28, at 10:21am (EDT), the Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle will launch, carrying the Dragon capsule and Flock 1f to the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX calls […]