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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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Planet Doves Launching on SpaceX Falcon 9

UPDATE: Launch is scheduled for Saturday, Jan, 10, 2015, 1:47 AM PST UPDATE: Today’s countdown has been aborted. Pending resolution, next attempt is Friday, Jan 9, at 5:09 a.m EST / 2:09 a.m. PST. And these words from Commander Hadfield: Launch scrubs reassure me. It means that the powerful desire to GO has […]

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Geoplex and Planet Labs Partner to Supply Australia and New Zealand with Satellite Imagery

These are exciting times at Planet Labs: Already this week we’ve launched our first user-testing program called Planet Explorers and today we’re announcing a partnership with mapping and geographic specialists Geoplex. Geoplex and Planet Labs are exploring product applications for clients in Australia and New Zealand to develop crucial and up-to-date tools […]

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Doves Hitch Ride with SpaceX

On October 28, Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket failed on its way to the International Space Station (ISS). This was a difficult event and our condolences went out to all those affected. That said, since the failure, the response by those affected has been nothing short of amazing: Orbital Sciences stated that they […]

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We Call Them Doves

In the aerospace industry, satellites are typically referred to as “birds”. From the ground, it looks like they are flying across the sky as they travel along their orbits. There’s also a tendency in the aerospace industry to think of these satellites as birds of prey; satellite missions like FalconSat and Kestrel Eye bring […]

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Space is hard: Antares rocket failure

Today the Antares rocket on a mission to the ISS failed. The rocket was carrying our 26 Flock 1d satellites. Importantly, mission control confirmed that there are no injuries. This was the 5th launch of the Antares rocket—and all relatively new rockets have a higher risk of explosion. While the previous launches have been successful, […]

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