Last week, 26 SuperDoves (Flock 4v) were launched on Arianespace’s VV16 SSMS-POC flight, joining Planet’s existing fleet of Doves and SuperDoves. Today, we’re thrilled to share the first light images from the new flock, and are happy to report that the satellites are all healthy and on their way to full commercial service soon. This also maintains Planet’s 100 percent record of contacting every single satellite successfully deployed in space (357 to be exact).
Behold: Flock 4v’s first light imagery
With the launch of the new SuperDoves, Planet will continue to provide medium resolution multispectral imagery (3-5m) at a global scale, providing critical intelligence at an unparalleled cadence to customers and organizations worldwide.
If you loved these images, check out the first light images captured with our new batch of SkySats, which were launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9.