Chin Lakes, Alberta Jun 06, 2015

Satellites Taking Pictures of Rockets Carrying More Satellites

At Planet, we launch new satellite flocks regularly. For years, we’ve been talking about getting that perfect shot from space of a rocket mid-flight; and as our on-orbit fleet has grown in size, the odds of one of our satellites…...


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Stories

Dattabot: Helping Indonesian Farms Secure Loans With Space Data

Farmers are often at the mercy of the elements. A wetter-than-usual growing season, for example, could provide a hospitable environment for crop diseases that significantly impact yields. Changes in crop conditions over time could signal near-term production booms or long-term…

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News

When Doves Fly: 48 Flock 2k Satellites Successfully Launched and Deployed

Eight hours ago, a Soyuz rocket successfully lofted 48 of our Flock 2k satellites into space. And just moments ago, all 48 of them successfully deployed two-by-two into orbit. This launch marks our 14th successful Dove launch and deployment. Watch…

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Technology

Python Client Now Supports Planet Data API

Good news for developers: new versions of our Python and JavaScript clients are now available for use! Both have been upgraded to support Planet’s Data API—the API on which we built Planet Explorer and through which we serve PlanetScope, RapidEye,…

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Explore and analyze Planet imagery with Harris ENVI

Whether you’re a farmer measuring crop performance or a crisis mapper assessing damage after a natural disaster, you need speedy and reliable remote sensing data preparation and analysis workflows that you can count on. Today, we are excited to announce that, with the integration of Planet data into the ENVI platform, Harris […]

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news

Planet Imagery Available to Cesium Community

Cesium, the open-sourced 3D mapping software, is well-known within the aerospace community. At Planet, you’ll often see our on-orbit flocks, visualized in Cesium, speeding around the globe in real-time. Now, the Cesium community can explore Planet’s imagery. In integrating Cesium with our API, AGI can layer our frequently updated Automated Basemaps on […]

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stories

Protecting Queensland’s Natural Resources with Satellite Imagery

Queensland is home to nearly 5 million citizens and some of the earth’s most delicate ecosystems. At 1.8 million square kilometers, the region contains rare earth resources, unique biodiversity and sensitive coastlines neighboring the Great Barrier Reef. Protecting this vast natural landscape is the challenge of Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources and […]

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news

An Insider’s Look at a Record-Breaking Launch

In February, we launched the 88 satellites of Flock 3p into space—the largest constellation of satellites to ever launch on a single rocket. On launch night, we invited our friends, family, and loved ones to watch a livestream of the record-breaking launch along with us. Take a look inside Planet’s San Francisco […]

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tech

Experimenting with the Deep Data Stack: Ship Counting

Planet is all about scale. Our satellites are small but numerous, the scale of our pixels ranges from 3 to 5 meters, and we’ve built some seriously scalable infrastructure to put 150 million square kilometers of imagery on the web every day. Mission accomplished, right?! Turns out you need good tools to […]

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