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Planet Accelerates Deployment of Forest Carbon Monitoring System


By: Robbie Schingler and Tara O’Shea Planet’s founding mission is to use space to help life on Earth, and we’re excited to advance that goal by announcing our acquisition of Salo Sciences! Salo is a climate technology company that builds cutting-edge forest monitoring systems to measure Earth’s constantly changing ecosystems using artificial […]

36 Planet SuperDoves Successfully Launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket


Today we successfully launched 36 SuperDove satellites, our Flock 4y, to space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket! Our team has established contact with all 36 SuperDoves and has kicked off our automated commissioning process. This marks Planet’s 32nd successful launch, totaling over 500 satellites launched since our founding.  These satellites were […]

Planet to Launch 36 SuperDove Satellites with SpaceX


We are excited to share that we plan to launch 36 of our SuperDove satellites, Flock 4y, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than January 3, 2023 at 9:56 a.m. ET (14:56 UTC). Flock 4y is planned to launch on SpaceX’s Transporter-6 mission from Space Launch Complex 40 in Cape […]

ZEP-RE and Planet Collaborate on Drought Insurance Program in Africa


Today, we announced an exciting new contract with ZEP-RE, a reinsurance company based in Nairobi, Kenya who will leverage our Basemaps products to enhance drought risk protection in the Horn of Africa (HOA)! ZEP-RE aims to utilize PlanetScope 3-5 meter resolution imagery through our analysis-ready, Surface Reflectance Basemaps products. Using pre-processed, Basemaps, […]

Planet Announces Board Expansion with Addition of Kristen Robinson


We are thrilled to announced that Kristen Robinson will be joining Planet’s Board of Directors. Robinson brings 30 years of experience in human resources, finance and marketing at software and technology companies.  Voted in at Planet’s Annual General Meeting on November 9, this is our first board addition since going public in […]

Planet Announces New Details of Hyperspectral Offering


Today, we are excited to announce new details of our hyperspectral constellation, which is being brought to market through a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership with the Carbon Mapper Coalition. This future hyperspectral satellites will be named Tanager, a colorful and visually diverse family of birds in Central and South America, and are designed […]

Planet Partners with Taylor Geospatial Institute, Data Expected To Be Leveraged for Research on Food Security and Defense and Intelligence


In exciting news, we have entered into a multi-year contract with Saint Louis University in support of the Taylor Geospatial Institute (TGI), a leading geospatial research collaborative. Bringing together eight midwestern universities and research centers, TGI aims to harness innovation in geospatial science and make scientific discoveries that address global challenges. With […]

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