Chin Lakes, Alberta Jun 06, 2015

Planet Data Helps Scientists Track the Impacts of Natural Disasters

Natural disasters pose a threat to life, infrastructure and natural resources in mountainous regions. From 2004–2017, there were nearly 5,500 landslides worldwide, resulting in the loss of nearly 60,000 human lives. In the U.S. alone, landslides cause $2–4 billion in…...


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U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Utilizes Planet Data to Monitor Endangered Species Populations and Their Critical Habitats

The Missouri River Basin supports an abundance of wildlife, including the least tern and piping plover—shorebirds that are federally listed under the Endangered Species Act. Each depends on the Missouri River for a nesting habitat. As part of their Missouri…

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News

SkySats 16-21 to Launch on SpaceX Falcon 9 Rideshare Missions

Planet is set to launch six more SkySat satellites (SkySats 16-21) into Low Earth Orbit this summer, rounding out the fleet of 15 SkySats already in operation. SkySats 1-15 operate in Sun Synchronous Orbits, a specific type of Low Earth…

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Technology

How Satellite Data Can Help with COVID-19 and Beyond

In a world turned upside-down by the global COVID-19 pandemic, we at Planet are regularly asked how daily satellite monitoring of the Earth might be helpful. We’d like to share some perspective with you about the role satellite imagery and…

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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 looking for outstanding applications, solutions and services from small and medium-sized enterprises, […]

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news

Historic RapidEye Constellation Captures Last Light

As announced at the start of the year, the RapidEye constellation has retired, capturing its last magnificent images, which we are sharing with you today. While RapidEye satellites will no longer collect imagery for commercial or noncommercial use, their archive of impressive data will remain available to customers, and will be used […]

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news

Seisan Partners with Planet to Solve Complex Business Problems Using Daily Satellite Imagery

Late last year we launched Planet Orbit, a new partner program that allows Planet partners to gain access to high temporal resolution geospatial data, create powerful solutions and differentiate their business. Today we’re excited to announce our new partnership with Seisan, a custom software solutions and systems integration company specializing in leveraging […]

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tech

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 and are one of our best defenses against the threat of climate […]

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Update on Planet Operations During COVID-19 Events

As many are aware, Planet is headquartered in San Francisco, where shelter-in-place orders were issued on Monday to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19. As per the order, San Francisco residents have been ordered to stay in their homes until further notice. While Planet is complying with guidance to prioritize the […]

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