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Laura Malinasky on Becoming Planet’s Head of Legal and People

This is the first installment in our Stellar Minds series, where we will profile Planet’s extraordinary employees and their accomplishments. Keep checking our blog for upcoming features on some of the most remarkable people in aerospace today. Laura Malinasky, Planet’s…...


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Stories

Planet Announces Winner of Copernicus Masters Challenge at “Space Oscars 2019”

The Copernicus Masters is an international competition that awards prizes to developers who leverage Earth observation data to solve important commercial and social problems. We issued a call for submissions to the Planet Daily Change Challenge—a search for novel applications of Planet’s daily,…

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News

60 Planet Use Cases To Be Presented by Scientists at the American Geophysical Union Event Next Week

Next week, over 25,000 scientists spanning the full range of Earth, ocean, atmospheric and planetary sciences will gather in San Francisco for the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). It is the largest geoscience conference in the…

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Technology

Planet Releases Boundless Staccato and Stratus Under Open Source License

Planet acquired St. Louis-based geospatial software solutions company Boundless earlier this year, and today we are excited to announce that we are open-sourcing two key Boundless code bases, freeing the projects to evolve with their communities. The first of these…

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stories

See Some of the Solar System’s Spookiest Sites (from Space)

Our satellites are great for spotting the various wonders of the world, and spooky sites are no exception. In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve collected a series of locations known for their creepy histories. (Beware: Visiting these places may cause goosebumps! And a burning desire to tell your friends about all the […]

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stories

Working Toward Planetary Scale Location Insights

Recent innovations in agile aerospace have created unique offerings in high cadence satellite imagery. While this is of immense interest to imagery analysts, a significant portion of GIS professionals and geo-data scientists work less with raster data (AKA imagery) and more with point and vector data. Planet operates the world’s largest constellation […]

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news

The Kincade and Saddleridge Fires, Dallas Tornadoes, and Japan’s Typhoon

As natural disasters continue to leave their mark on communities and environments, Planet is committed to supporting journalists as they inform the public about these important events. Here are some examples of how satellite data can be utilized to help monitor environmental catastrophes. Kincade Fire Over a thousand firefighters are currently battling […]

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news

12 SuperDove Satellites Hitching a Ride to Orbit on the PSLV

Twelve of Planet’s latest-generation SuperDoves, Flock 4p, are scheduled for launch on November 20, 2019, joining the 26 SuperDove prototypes already in orbit. This Flock will hitch a ride on the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), an expendable medium-lift launch vehicle designed and operated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). As […]

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stories

What is Agile Aerospace? Learn Planet’s Approach

Agile aerospace is a philosophy of spacecraft development that encourages rapid iteration, where the aim is to make small improvements to every spacecraft design instead of exhaustively trying to perfect each one on the first try. The goal of this approach is to continue to optimize spacecraft architecture through an evolution of […]

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