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Nine SuperDoves Scheduled for Flight on Rocket Lab’s Electron

Planet’s next scheduled launch of Flock 4e', a total of 9 SuperDoves on Rocket Lab’s Electron, is currently planned for the first half of October and will lift off from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula in…...


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Satellite Imagery Provides a Glimpse into Medieval Times

A new study has successfully combined Planet imagery with information processing algorithms in order to study and reconstruct medieval archaeological sites without causing any damage to these historical locations. Using a synthesis of remote sensing and geoinformatics, an archeological exploration…

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Flock 4v’s Captivating First Light Imagery

Last week, 26 SuperDoves (Flock 4v) were launched on Arianespace’s VV16 SSMS-POC flight, joining Planet’s existing fleet of Doves and SuperDoves. Today, we’re thrilled to share the first light images from the new flock, and are happy to report that…

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Technology

California Forest Observatory Sets New Standard for Mapping Forests and Wildfire

The California Forest Observatory (CFO) is a new data-driven forest monitoring system designed to dynamically map forest structure and vegetation fuel loads at the individual tree level. This wall-to-wall, statewide data will set a new standard for how we research,…

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The Federal Police of Brazil Uses Satellite Imagery to Combat Illicit Activities

Through our partners, Santiago & Cintra Consultoria (SCCON), Planet will provide rapidly updated satellite imagery under a 12-month contract to the Federal Police of Brazil and various agencies within Brazil’s government. Following two successful pilot projects, we are honored to expand our contribution under this new contract to equip the government with […]

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Clashing Eastern Superpowers, Explosions in the Middle East, Dark Fishing Fleets and More

Despite these uncertain times, when on the ground coverage is limited, satellite imagery is still there for journalists–helping them find new insights and report on global happenings. Check out how Planet imagery has helped reporters follow stories and bring news to readers. Beirut blast leaves city shocked and port in shambles Hours […]

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stories

Natasha Nogueira on High Altitude Balloons, Cubesats and Perseverance

This is the fourth installment in our Stellar Minds series, where we 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. This week, we’re talking to space systems engineer Natasha Nogueira, one of the stellar minds responsible […]

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Using Space to Help with the Mauritius Oil Spill

On July 25, 2020, the Japanese-owned bulk carrier MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef off the coast of Mauritius, spilling at least 1,000 tons of oil and endangering some of the world’s most pristine coral reefs and lagoons. Twenty-three days later, the spill continues to threaten the reefs, human well-being […]

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SkySat Constellation Complete: SkySats 19-21 Successfully Launch Aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9

The world’s largest fleet of high-resolution imaging satellites just welcomed three new satellites to the family. On August 18, 2020, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched SkySats 19, 20 and 21 on yet another successful Starlink rideshare mission. Much like SkySats 16-18, which were launched by SpaceX on June 13, 2020, SkySats 19-21 […]

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