Four Dove satellites - our Flock 3p’ - have successfully launched on ISRO’s PSLV C-40 rocket. The satellites were deployed into an approximately 500 km Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) and are currently speeding around the Earth at 7.5 km/second. We…...
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This past week, nearly 25,000 scientists, students, and professionals gathered in New Orleans, Louisiana for the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world - the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. This annual conference brings together the best…CONTINUE READING
From price fluctuations and delayed estimates to pipeline leaks and construction setbacks, it’s been a tumultuous year for energy operators and traders. Assets are distributed and difficult to manage, projects are frequently delayed or blocked, and energy commodities are as…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
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 detection algorithms on up-to-date satellite imagery to determine the extent of the […]CONTINUE READING
UPDATE: this launch has been rescheduled. The new tentative launch date is Oct 31, 2017. – – – – – Planet will be launching 6 SkySats (SkySat 8-13) and 4 Doves (Flock 3m) on an Orbital-ATK Minotaur-C rocket from the SLC-576E launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base on October 17, 2017. […]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