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Kazakhstan Leverages Planet Data for Agriculture, Resource Management, and Disaster Response

Spanning over a vast expanse of 2.7 million square kilometers, Kazakhstan stands as the world's largest landlocked country–a colossal landmass characterized by its diverse geography, ranging from bustling urban centers, to sprawling steppes and rugged mountain ranges. For authorities tasked…...


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Ensuring Sustainable Urban Development and Protecting Biodiversity with the Government of New South Wales

Earlier this year, the Australian government of New South Wales (NSW) designated $100 million towards housing development and biodiversity protection. This allocation is set to enhance the existing programs run by the government of NSW, such the Cumberland Plain Conservation…

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Planet On The Road DC: Government Alignment, Artificial Intelligence Solutions, and International Collaboration

At Planet, we have a long history of working with the U.S. government, and this relationship lives at our roots. Over fourteen years ago, our founders all met while working at NASA where the idea of Planet ultimately came to…

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Technology

On-Demand Demos: Planet Integrations in Action

See how near-daily imagery and analysis-ready datasets from Planet work within your existing GIS platforms in our collection of on-demand demos. Our continuously growing catalog of short video demonstrations are a great resource for learning how to supercharge your analysis…

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There Goes the Satellite

I work in satellite operations—my official title at Planet is “Flock Shepherd”. Part of my job is to help commission our Dove satellites as they enter space, and monitor their health and operations during their life cycle in orbit. Fourteen Doves were deployed from the International Space Station the week of July […]

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Planet Labs To Acquire RapidEye

I’m excited to announce that Planet Labs has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the BlackBridge geospatial companies, including the RapidEye suite of core offerings. This acquisition welcomes BlackBridge into the Planet family and is a strategic move by Planet to expand quickly into new segments and gain access to a […]

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The SpaceX CRS-7 Mission Failure

We’ve said it before: space is hard. Today, the unmanned Falcon 9 launch vehicle experienced an anomaly during its ascent, breaking up two minutes into flight. All eight of our Dove satellites (Flock 1f) on board the Dragon spacecraft were lost. Thankfully, no injuries were reported on the ground. Our sympathies are […]

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Eight Dove Satellites to be Launched on SpaceX CRS-7 Mission

Right now, eight of our Dove satellites are packed in their NanoRacks deployers on SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule. We’re calling these satellites “Flock 1f”. On Sunday, June 28, at 10:21am (EDT), the Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle will launch, carrying the Dragon capsule and Flock 1f to the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX calls […]

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tech

Bulk Downloads

We just released new “bulk downloads” functionality in the Scenes Explorer that makes it easier to download many image products at once. Previously, it was only possible to download one scene at a time through links on the scene cards. With this update, you’ll find a new “add to cart” button on […]

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