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The Kincade and Saddleridge Fires, Dallas Tornadoes, and Japan’s Typhoon

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As natural disasters continue to leave their mark on communities and environments, Planet is committed to supporting journalists as they inform the public about these important events. Here are some examples of how satellite data can be utilized to help monitor environmental catastrophes. Kincade Fire Over a thousand firefighters are currently battling […]

12 SuperDove Satellites Hitching a Ride to Orbit on the PSLV

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Twelve of Planet’s latest-generation SuperDoves, Flock 4p, are scheduled for launch on November 20, 2019, joining the 26 SuperDove prototypes already in orbit. This Flock will hitch a ride on the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), an expendable medium-lift launch vehicle designed and operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). As […]

Product Developments Revealed at Explore 19

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In the Product Vision Keynote session, Planet Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Robbie Schingler, alongside Planet product managers, picked up where the opening session left off and introduced even more exciting product announcements. Here’s the breakdown: Planet Monitoring To help customers get access to the latest and greatest Next-Generation PlanetScope imagery, we […]

Professional Services: Helping Customers Unlock Their Full Potential

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Today, Planet is launching Professional Services to help customers unlock the full potential of our products and tools. With Professional Services, customers will be able to more easily navigate our platform and APIs, build applications to optimize return on investment, and integrate imagery into their tech stack more efficiently. “Our goal at […]

Michael Bloomberg, State of California and Planet Partner to Deliver New Satellite Climate Data Solutions

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“Satellites for Climate Action” Brings Together Government, Technology, Philanthropy, and Environmental Groups to Use Satellite Data to Advance Climate Protection Today, Michael R. Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action; California Governor Gavin Newsom; and Planet, the San Francisco-based earth-imaging company, announced Satellites for Climate Action, a new initiative […]

Planet Satellites Bolster FAO’s Geospatial Toolkit

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Putting the world’s eyes in the skies to work to improve human lives and combat climate change is now easier thanks to an overhaul of the Food and Agriculture Organization’ innovative geospatial monitoring system. A new version of SEPAL – System for Earth Observation Data Access, Processing and Analysis for Land Monitoring […]

Meet Martin Van Ryswyk: Planet’s New SVP of Product

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We are excited to welcome Martin Van Ryswyk as Planet’s new senior vice president of Product, who will be responsible for helping to guide product vision and strategies moving forward. Before joining Planet, Van Ryswyk was executive vice president of Product Management and Engineering at DataStax—the company behind Apache Cassandra. Van Ryswyk […]

Monitoring Wildfire Risk Using Space and AI

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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 (AI), along with weather, climate, population, and infrastructure data, and supported through […]

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