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Planet’s Latest Batch of SuperDoves Deliver First Light

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On January 24, 2021, SpaceX successfully delivered 48 Planet SuperDoves to orbit on their Transporter-1 flight. This record-breaking launch deployed 143 satellites into orbit — the most ever on a single mission. Once in orbit, our SuperDoves set out to break some records of their own. Just 58 hours from launch, Planet’s […]

Planet Releases ArcGIS Add-In & QGIS Plugin V2.0

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At Planet, we’re committed to reducing the friction of using satellite imagery so our users can gain the greatest value from our data. We do this by partnering with leading GIS-providers and delivering the necessary tools and software needed to derive insights from our data. We’re excited to announce the release of […]

Planet Software Impact Program Pushes for Racial Equity

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At Planet, our mission is to use space to help life on Earth. And while advocating for social and racial justice may not necessarily involve satellites and taking pictures from space, we believe we can play a role in something that’s so important to life on Earth. We recognize the uncomfortable truth […]

Planet Hack 2020: Our Annual Hackathon Goes Virtual

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At Planet, our mission is to make change visible, accessible and actionable. In 2017 we achieved that by building the world’s largest satellite constellation that images the entire Earth’s landmass every day. Three years later, our platform continues to grow as we develop new ways for people to harness the power of […]

Announcing Planet’s Developer Trial Program

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As a developer, whenever I encounter a new API, I always hope for an easy way to take it for a test drive before I commit to signing up for anything. Being able to exercise an API in “real world” scenarios is incredibly important for evaluating it as a potential fit for […]

Feast your Eyes on SkySats 16-18 First Light

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Last month, Planet launched three high resolution satellites on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket – SkySats 16-18 – the first of two launches delivering six more SkySats to orbit. We’re excited to share first light imagery from these recently launched SkySats, delivering 50 cm spatial resolution!  The low launch insertion orbit by the […]

Planet Partners with SpaceNet for Multi-Temporal Urban Development Challenge

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We’re excited to partner with SpaceNet LLC, a nonprofit focused on machine learning techniques for geospatial applications, to support the SpaceNet7 Multi-Temporal Urban Development Challenge which was just recently announced. The challenge focuses on developing better methods to track building construction over time using Planet imagery mosaics. Rapid and accurate remote-sensing of […]

How Satellite Data Can Help Create Smarter, Greener Cities

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As announced earlier this year, Planet is once again partnering with Copernicus Masters, Europe’s leading innovation competition, to sponsor the See Change, Change the World challenge. The goal of the challenge is to find innovators interested in using Planet and Copernicus data to discover creative solutions to some of the world’s most […]

How Satellite Data Can Help with COVID-19 and Beyond

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In a world turned upside-down by the global COVID-19 pandemic, we at Planet are regularly asked how daily satellite monitoring of the Earth might be helpful. We’d like to share some perspective with you about the role satellite imagery and analytics can play in responding to disease outbreaks in general, and to […]

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