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The Story Behind Planet’s Legendary Launch Pancakes

Pancakes are a big deal at Planet. Ever since the launch of Flock 1 in 2014—Planeteers have taken to the frying pan in preparation for each launch event. Originally, the need for pancakes was serendipitous: Planet’s first constellation launch happened…...


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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…

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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…

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Technology

Planet Announces More Spectral Bands, 50cm Resolution, Global Analytics, and Change Detection

This morning at our Explore 19 conference, Planet co-founder and CEO Will Marshall unveiled the latest product announcements that customers can look forward to in the next year. Planet Monitoring Will announced new capabilities for Next-Generation PlanetScope, our flagship monitoring…

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ABC, 123: Back to Basics with Planet in 2019

In the spirit of back to school season, we’re going back to basics–reviewing what Planet products have to offer, what you can look forward to in the future, and where to find us in the coming months! Here’s what you need to know:   A is for Analytics Planet’s high cadence and resolution […]

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news

Planet Satellites Bolster FAO’s Geospatial Toolkit

Putting the world’s eyes in the skies to work to improve human lives and combat climate change is now easier thanks to an overhaul of the Food and Agriculture Organization’ innovative geospatial monitoring system. A new version of SEPAL – System for Earth Observation Data Access, Processing and Analysis for Land Monitoring […]

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Planet Names Top Three Finalists Of The Planet Daily Change Challenge, Part Of Copernicus Masters

Following a multi-phase evaluation this past summer, Planet is pleased to announce the top three finalists of the Planet Daily Change Challenge, a challenge of the Copernicus Masters competition that awards prizes to developers who leverage Earth observation data to solve important problems for business and society. The three finalists and their […]

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tech

What is Rapid Revisit and Why Does it Matter?

Rapid revisit is a qualitative term used in satellite monitoring to describe the ability of the system to make repeated image captures separated by short time intervals. This implies both that the constellation can respond at short notice to collect a target without waiting days for the satellites to pass overhead, and […]

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tech

The Countdown to Planet’s Explore 19 Conference is On

We’re five weeks away from Explore 19, our first-ever user conference taking place at Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco on October 15th and 16th. Our goal is to bring our vibrant community of customers, partners, end users, developers and thought leaders together to share knowledge and network through a combination […]

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