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Adding a Time Axis to Maps—Introducing Planet Explorer Beta

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Today we’re excited to release Planet Explorer Beta, an online tool that lets users browse geospatial data through time and see change across the globe. In short, Planet has introduced a time axis to maps. Planet operates 149 satellites—the largest fleet in human history—giving us the capacity to collect a new image […]

Our Data From Space Lives in Google Cloud

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As our constellation in space grows, we’ve been preparing down here on Earth for a deluge of imagery. While it is a huge accomplishment for us to have gotten our sats into space and taking lots of pictures, that is only half the job. Fully realizing our “Mission 1” means preparing for […]

Planet and Geoplex Partner to Deliver the Latest Satellite Data to Queensland Government

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Planet is pleased to announce that we have once again partnered with Geoplex, a mapping and GIS systems company based in Australia, to deliver timely, high resolution satellite image data. We’re especially excited about this effort because a portion of the data to be used by the Queensland government, within its Department […]

Sentinel-2 and Landsat 8 Data Now Available on the Planet Platform

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We are pleased to announce the integration of Landsat 8 and Copernicus Sentinel-2 data into our data pipeline and software platform. As of today, researchers, developers, and commercial users can access four unique satellite imagery datasets through the Planet Platform: PlanetScope: RGB and NIR bands (3.7m spatial resolution), captured by Planet’s Dove […]

Planet to Launch Record-Breaking 88 Satellites

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Planet is pleased to announce that in February we are launching 88 satellites—the largest fleet of satellites launched in history. The Dove satellites (collectively known as “Flock 3p”) will ride aboard a PSLV rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. They’re heading to a morning crossing time, Sun Synchronous […]

A Week in Davos

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Last week I attended the World Economic Forum’s annual summit in Davos, Switzerland as a member of the Forum’s 2016 class of Young Global Leaders. At Planet we seek to use space to help life on Earth, and we’ve long been interested in space technology’s role in helping us better understand and […]

Planet API Shines at Georgia Tech Hackathon

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GeorgiaTech held their first-ever AeroHacks hackathon— a two-day event hosted by the School of Aerospace Engineering Student Advisory Council, designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity. Over 25 hours, teams of students from different departments worked together to build fascinating new aerospace engineering, computer science, and mechanical engineering projects. Both 1st and […]