In a previous post, Alan introduced our Surface Reflectance imagery, an exciting product that delivers an accurate picture of what’s happening on the ground. By accounting for the effects of the atmosphere, sensor characteristics, and incident solar radiation, we aim…...
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Hurricane Harvey may have faded from view, but we’re just beginning to understand how historic it really was. A new report from the National Hurricane Center, concludes that Harvey broke the record for the most rainfall from a tropical system…CONTINUE READING
Earth is covered in infrastructure. Buildings, railways, transmission lines, ports, and roads serve as the signifiers of global development. These constructions, and their continuous change, tell the story of human activity. To understand how our world is changing, roads are…CONTINUE READING
Planet brings down a lot of imagery. Every day over 160 Dove satellites downlink 340 million square kilometers of imagery - more than two times the total landmass of earth. With such a large number of individual satellites capturing so…CONTINUE READING
Planet has again partnered with FarmShots to power a next-generation agriculture solution for Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC). LIC’s Satellite Pasture and Cover Evaluation (SPACE™) service uses daily satellite imagery from Planet and field analysis software from FarmShots to measure pastures. We are very excited to collaborate with Farmshots on this innovative approach […]CONTINUE READING
I’m excited to welcome Shawna Wolverton to Planet as our Chief Product Officer! Shawna joins Planet from Salesforce where she most recently served as Senior Vice President of Product Management. Shawna was at Salesforce for 14 years, contributing to their growth from fewer than 300 employees to its scale today. Shawna was […]CONTINUE READING
It’s no surprise that 2017 is on track to be one of the most expensive ever for insurance providers. According to various estimates, insured losses are expected between $70 billion to $100 billion. As a result, claims adjusters and underwriters must rely on timely access to empirical data to develop a current […]CONTINUE READING
Planet is excited to announce that four Dove satellites – our Flock 3p’ – are scheduled to fly on ISRO’s PSLV-C40 in early January 2018. The primary payload for this mission is a Cartosat-2 Series satellite; Planet’s four satellites will ride as secondary payloads. This is the third time in the last […]CONTINUE READING
Last month, the Planet team successfully integrated one of our Dove satellites into a Rocket Lab Maxwell deployer to be flown on the 2nd orbital flight (aka “Still Testing”) of Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle. The launch is currently scheduled for December of this year and the rocket will drop off the […]CONTINUE READING