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Planet Leads RapidAI4EO Consortium to Advance Rapid and Continuous Land Monitoring

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A Planet-led consortium, RapidAI4EO, has been awarded a competitive grant to advance state-of-the-art, continuous land monitoring applications throughout Europe. This award was given under the Horizon 2020 program, which is the largest public research and development (R&D) investment in Europe and supports breakthrough innovations that could ultimately turn into operational solutions for […]

48 SuperDoves Join Planet’s Constellation to Deliver Global Daily Data

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48 SuperDoves, our Flock 4s, were successfully delivered to orbit today on SpaceX’s Transporter-1 mission. This record-setting launch carried 143 satellites to orbit – the most spacecraft ever deployed on a single mission. Our missions operations team has made contact with the first set of 40 satellites (continuing our 100% success rate […]

New Year, New Launches: 48 SuperDoves to Launch with SpaceX

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Planet is rocketing into the new year with 48 SuperDoves, our Flock 4s, scheduled to fly on SpaceX’s Transporter-1 mission. This rideshare mission launching out of Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida will deliver Flock 4s to a sun-synchronous orbit at approximately 500 km altitude. These 48 SuperDoves bring improvements to […]

2020: A Historic Year in Review

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With a challenging 2020 behind us, I wanted to take a moment to recap an exceptional year for Planet, and peek into the year ahead. First, I want to acknowledge our team. I’m so proud of the resilience Planet has shown throughout this past year. Like many of you, we didn’t know […]

IMARA Wins 2020 Planet Copernicus Masters Challenge

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The Copernicus Masters is an international competition that awards prizes to developers who leverage Earth observation data to solve important commercial and social problems. We issued a call for submissions to the Planet See Change, Change the World Challenge. This year, we’re in search of novel applications of Planet’s daily global imaging capabilities […]

Innovative Science Applications Presented at AGU 2020

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We’re always eager to see what researchers have been up to with our data and at this year’s annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the world’s largest gathering of geoscientists, we were thrilled to see that nearly 60 Planet-related abstracts were submitted! As the event kicks off today, we […]

Planet Joins the NASA-RFF VALUABLES Consortium

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Planet is thrilled to announce that we are now a partner with the NASA-Resources for the Future (RFF) Consortium for the Valuation of Applications Benefits Linked with Earth Science (VALUABLES). This program is a cooperative agreement between RFF, a longstanding leader in economic analysis and policy innovation for managing environmental and natural […]

Successful Launch of Flock 4e’ on Rocket Lab’s Electron

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On October 28, 2020 Rocket Lab successfully launched Flock 4e’, nine latest-generation SuperDoves, on the Electron rocket from their New Zealand launch site. The Flock 4e’ SuperDoves were deployed into an approximately 500 km, morning-crossing Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO), joining the rest of the constellation providing medium-resolution Earth imagery with unprecedented coverage […]

That’s A Wrap on Explore2020!

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Thank you to our community of users, partners, and influencers that joined us for our second-annual user conference, Planet Explore 2020. We were thrilled to have over 3,000 attendees join us virtually for three days of thought-provoking content.  At Explore 2020, we made a series of exciting product announcements, heard from insightful […]

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