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McGill University Partners with Planet to Track Earth Systems Changes Daily

McGill University, one of the oldest universities in Canada, recently signed an agreement with Planet to provide students with subscription access to Planet’s data and satellite imagery. McGill students will now be able to use our growing catalogue of PlanetScope…...

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Lisa McGill On What It Takes to Have a “Weird and Great” Aerospace Career

This is the second 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. Lisa McGill says the…



Submit Your Application to the Copernicus Masters ‘See Change, Change the World’ Challenge

The Copernicus Masters is Europe’s leading innovation competition for Earth observation, and Planet is partnering with it for the third time to sponsor the "See Change, Change the World" challenge. The 2020 competition is now open for submissions and is…



How Swift Geospatial is Creating Positive Change in Forest Management

Today is the International Day of Forests, created by the United Nations to help raise awareness about how forests can help humans generate environmental sustainability, create food security and produce thriving economies. Forests are also known for their carbon-capturing abilities…


Discover how daily imagery brings insights for meaningful change



A Love Letter to Flock 3p: Happy Three Year Anniversary

Dear Flock 3p, This Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating your three year launch-anniversary. Can you believe it?! It was February 15th, 2017 in India and February 14th in San Francisco when you soared to the heavens on the PSLV rocket and spread your solar-powered wings. My how time flies (in space)! Not to […]



Planet’s First Launch of 2020: 26 SuperDoves on a Vega

Planet launches every three to six months to keep its constellation of Earth imaging satellites replenished and flying the latest and greatest technologies. Following on the heels of the successful launch of Flock 4p in November of 2019, Planet’s first launch of 2020 will be on Arianespace’s European-made Vega rocket, a first […]



Venturing to Mars on Earth with the Help of Planet Data

Dr. Anna Grau Galofre of Arizona State University and her colleagues are using PlanetScope imagery to help learn more about life on Mars. Grau Galofre and her team are analyzing the terrain of Axel Heiberg Island in the Canadian High Arctic, with the aim of observing channels carved by melting glaciers. What […]



Wuhan Reacts to Coronavirus, the Taal Volcano Erupts and More

Planet is committed to supporting journalists as they inform the public. Here are some examples of how satellite data has been used to help monitor important global events. The Phases of Wuhan Reuters utilized Planet data to track the effects that the coronavirus outbreak has had on Wuhan, the capital of Central […]



Rocket Launch Trends Roaring into the 2020s

It’s never been easier to launch satellites into space, and things are only getting better for satellite operators. A multitude of launch vehicles and orbits are available to satellite missions ranging from Kickstarter-funded garage efforts to serious commercial endeavours. Today, we’re recapping some of the most important launch trends of the last […]


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