In 1969, a well blew out off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Miles of beaches, filled with animal and human life covered in oily sludge, captivated public interest and galvanized the local community to take action. One year later,…...
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Last fall, Planet completed Mission 1: imaging the Earth’s entire landmass every single day. It was a landmark achievement and a first in the history of humanity. But the big question on everyone’s minds since has been, Now what? We’ve…CONTINUE READING
Exciting things are afoot at Planet as we dive into the second quarter of 2018. One big development is the arrival of two executives who will help Planet continue to grow as a business. Today, we’re happy to welcome Keith…CONTINUE READING
Today we’re excited to launch Planet’s Developer Center, a hub where technologists can learn how to use satellite imagery and analytic tools to uncover new insights about our changing planet. Whether you’re a developer, an imagery analyst, a researcher, a…CONTINUE READING
In a previous post, Alan introduced our Surface Reflectance imagery, an exciting product that delivers an accurate picture of what’s happening on the ground. By accounting for the effects of the atmosphere, sensor characteristics, and incident solar radiation, we aim to provide as near as possible to true reflectance of the Earth’s […]CONTINUE READING
Hurricane Harvey may have faded from view, but we’re just beginning to understand how historic it really was. A new report from the National Hurricane Center, concludes that Harvey broke the record for the most rainfall from a tropical system – 50+ inches – and ranks as the second costliest storm in the […]CONTINUE READING
Earth is covered in infrastructure. Buildings, railways, transmission lines, ports, and roads serve as the signifiers of global development. These constructions, and their continuous change, tell the story of human activity. To understand how our world is changing, roads are a good place to start. Today, frequent imaging and object detection through […]CONTINUE READING
As we begin the new year, I wanted to reflect on our 2017 milestones and our vector going into 2018. Last year was definitely an exciting year at Planet. The five highlights from my perspective were: Launching 146 satellites, including the record-breaking 88 Doves on a single rocket & 6 more SkySats, […]CONTINUE READING