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…...
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When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston earlier this month, Slingshot Aerospace, a Planet Application Developer Program partner, leapt into action. Working with Team Rubicon and the BAE Systems Geospatial eXploitation Products™ (GXP®), Slingshot was able to use its flood…CONTINUE READING
At Planet, we’ve been pursuing Mission 1: to image the entire Earth’s landmass every day. I couldn’t be more excited to announce that we have achieved our founding mission. Six years ago, our team started in a garage in Cupertino.…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
Our second-largest office is in the heart of Berlin, and Intergeo 2017—one of Europe’s largest Geospatial events—is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from our front door. If you’re one of the 17,000+ people attending this year, be sure to visit Team Planet at Booth B3.030, where we’ll be showcasing […]CONTINUE READING
All the way back in 2005, as our 6-person team was preparing to launch Google Maps, we were starting to look at what we would do after the product was launched. The roadmap I had started out with (in late 2002) was clear enough: start out with a high quality interactive 2D […]CONTINUE READING
Since our acquisition of Terra Bella, and the SkySat constellation of seven satellites, we’ve been focused on making this high-resolution data accessible and available via our cloud-based data infrastructure. After four months of heavy lifting from our spacecraft, data pipeline and product teams, we’re pleased to announce that sub one-meter, high-resolution imagery […]CONTINUE READING
Planet’s gone carbon neutral. Enabling others to be better planetary stewards has been core to our mission here at Planet. Our data has a powerful effect on the decisions businesses, governments, and scientists make about our Planet. With that in mind we made the decision to examine our own company practices and […]CONTINUE READING
Two hurricanes—Harvey and Irma—have made landfall in the southern United States in succession. In response, we’re working hard to make our satellite data available to everyone that needs it. Flooding in western Houston, captured on August 31, 2017 Right now customers, volunteers, humanitarian organizations, and other coordinating bodies, can access and download […]CONTINUE READING