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Stanford Students Can Now Harness The Power of Planet’s Satellite Data

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Planet has partnered with Stanford University, providing students with subscription access to Planet’s data and satellite imagery. Stanford will now be able to use Planet’s Dove and RapidEye imagery for non-commercial research and classroom activities across a variety of disciplines. With Planet’s data and tools, the students can access a vast array […]

How Satellites Are Driving Transparency in the Oil Market

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The oil market fluctuates constantly, and this usually has to do with technological, political, or economic issues. But often, the constant oscillation in price comes from a serious lack of transparency in the petroleum industry—a problem that many claim is in desperate need of a remedy. Some companies don’t always reveal the […]

Planet Signs Multi-Million Dollar Agreement with NASA

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Founded by three former NASA scientists, Planet is delighted to announce we’ve signed a multi-million dollar agreement with the space agency to provide earth observation data for the identification and tracking of the Essential Climate Variables. Through this agreement, NASA will provide Planet data to more than 35 NASA ongoing research projects […]

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Extends Contract With Planet

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We’re pleased to announce that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has exercised their option to extend our 2018 contract and renew for an additional six months and $5.9 million. Through this contract, Planet will continue to bring unique value to NGA by providing subscription access to daily imagery over select areas to […]

Liftoff! 20 Next-Generation Dove Satellites Launch on ISRO’s PSLV

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On Sunday evening Pacific Time, 20,000 next-generation Dove satellites were successfully launched into orbit aboard ISRO’s PSLV-C45 rocket. (April Fools’! It was 20 satellites, not 20,000.) We’re happy to report that all 20 satellites have made contact and began the automated commissioning process (thanks, Planet Mission Control team!). All 20 satellites, Flock […]

ASU named as Planet’s first higher education partner

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We’re pleased to announce Arizona State University (ASU) as Planet’s first institutional data partner for higher education. In an effort to expand the education and research use of Planet’s daily global stream of satellite imagery, ASU students and researchers will have access to our growing catalogue of imagery from our Dove and RapidEye […]

Planet Closes $168M Series D Financing

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Planet announced today that it closed its Series D fundraising in 2018, collecting $168 million in cash. The capital will be used to accelerate Planet’s business growth in the high and medium-resolution data markets, including developing Planet’s core data analytics products. High-resolution data, together with Planet’s unique medium-resolution daily, global imagery and […]

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