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Dattabot: Helping Indonesian Farms Secure Loans With Space Data

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Farmers are often at the mercy of the elements. A wetter-than-usual growing season, for example, could provide a hospitable environment for crop diseases that significantly impact yields. Changes in crop conditions over time could signal near-term production booms or long-term problems. For Indonesian farmers, the uncertainty of weather patterns, soil conditions, and […]

An Artful Planet

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From our earliest days as a company, Planet has integrated the arts into many aspects of what we do. Original artwork covers our satellites, radomes and launch vehicles. It adorns our walls. It is produced by outside artists who are invited to participate in our Artists-in-Residence program. It’s made together by our […]

Protecting Queensland’s Natural Resources with Satellite Imagery

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Queensland is home to nearly 5 million citizens and some of the earth’s most delicate ecosystems. At 1.8 million square kilometers, the region contains rare earth resources, unique biodiversity and sensitive coastlines neighboring the Great Barrier Reef. Protecting this vast natural landscape is the challenge of Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources and […]

Automating Change Detection with Exogenesis

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Planet’s bringing down terabytes of imagery every day. With an archive this large, spotting change needs to be fast and accurate. Conducting manual analysis can provide reliable results, but requires tedious and time-intensive image interpretation. To produce change insights at speed and scale, automation is needed. But what constitutes change? Any two […]

Rescuing Stranded River Dolphins With the Help of Satellites

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Central Brazil’s Araguaia River flows over a thousand miles through rainforest, savannah and farmland. In dry season as the river’s water dwindles, endangered Araguaia River dolphins shimmy across sand banks to find pools of fish and deeper waters. Human-built irrigation dams can often block a dolphin’s path, trapping them in dwindling, shallow […]

Planet Eyes Trade at China—North Korea Border

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Planet’s constellation of 50-plus satellites has imaged one border crossing between China and North Korea nearly 20 times in the last six months. Collectively, this deep stack of images provides valuable evidence to analysts interested in the state of trade between the two countries. In our latest Planet Stories article, nonproliferation and […]

Meet a Planeteer: Alex, Embedded Software

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I’m a People Partner here at Planet. I work to ensure that every Planeteer—whether they’re on Mission Operations or Marketing—continues to learn and grow professionally while at Planet. We recently kicked off the “Meet a Planeteer” video series, featuring Giselle from our Sales Team, and Shireen from our People Team. Now I’m […]