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2018: A Look Back and into the Future

Planet closed out 2018 in a big way, with 3 launches carrying 33 satellites in under 30 days -- setting new records as we did. But that’s not all! As we start the new year, I wanted to share a…...


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Planet Announces Winner of Copernicus Masters Challenge at “Space Oscars”

The Copernicus Masters is an international competition that awards prizes to developers who leverage Earth observation data to solve important commercial and social problems. As first time participants this year, we issued a call for submissions to the Planet Daily…

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12 Dove Satellites Successfully Launched on Soyuz Rocket

An exciting end to another strong year for Planet! Yesterday, 12 next-generation Dove satellites - Flock 3k - were successfully launched on a Soyuz rocket out of Vostochny Cosmodrome and deployed into an approximately 500 km Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).…

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Technology

Top Takeaways from the Satellite Interoperability Workshop

About a month ago, more than 100 leaders from the geospatial industry, government, and NGOs gathered at the USGS Menlo Park campus to discuss one of the biggest questions facing the Earth observation field: is the data from different satellites…

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Planet to Acquire Boundless to Further Support U.S. Government Business

Planet is excited to announce that we have entered into an agreement to acquire Boundless Spatial, Inc., a St. Louis-based geospatial software solutions company.  The acquisition expands Planet’s commercial business with the U.S. government and commercial agriculture clients. Boundless is a leader in geospatial data management software and is aligned with our […]

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3 Launches, 28 Days – Soyuz up next!

On the heels of two successful launches, we’re wrapping up 2018 with another launch of 12 Dove satellites, our Flock 3k, on a Soyuz rocket. The launch is currently scheduled for December 27, 2018 from Vostochny Cosmodrome and the Doves will be deployed into a sun-synchronous orbit with a morning crossing time. […]

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stories

Planet and Google Partner for Machine Learning Meets Space Panel

Last week, we partnered with Google to bring together technology experts to explore the next wave of insights and applications being built upon geospatial datasets. Moderator Marshall Burke lead the conversation joined by Fei Xue, Machine Learning Specialist at Google; Planet’s own Gopal Erinjippurath, Sr. Director, Analytics Engineering; Pierre Massat, Head of […]

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stories

Mercury 13 Women Honored on Recent Batch of Dove Satellites

Planet is a strong supporter of women in the space industry. We teamed up with Rocket Lab to create a mission patch honoring the first woman astronaut, Valentina Tereshkova; every year we send amazing women Planeteers to the Grace Hopper conference; and we strive to uphold diversity at all levels of the […]

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Flock 3s and 2 SkySats successfully Launch on Falcon 9 SSO-A

Two SkySat satellites and three latest-generation Dove satellites (Flock 3s) were successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base on December 3rd. Planet was the lead payload on Spaceflight’s SSO-A launch, otherwise known as the the SmallSat Express, which included 64 satellites from 35 different organizations across […]

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