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earth observation Blog Posts

Planet Data Helps Scientists Track the Impacts of Natural Disasters

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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 damages annually. As a part of an effort to help us better […]

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

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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 River Operations Mission, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is responsible […]

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

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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 Orbit that results in the Earth’s surface always being illuminated by the […]

Pachama and Planet Partner to Protect and Restore Forests Globally

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Pachama, a Silicon Valley carbon credit marketplace, is announcing a partnership with Planet, the leading provider of global, near-daily satellite imagery data, to validate and monitor forest conservation and reforestation carbon projects around the world. The new partnership will result in the monitoring of forests across North and South America, and will […]

Advancing Sustainable Development with Planet, Part Two

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Planet’s tools and technologies are powering a new generation of sustainable development and climate solutions. In Advancing Sustainable Development with Planet, Part One, we cover our work with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here, we explore how our work enables corporate sustainability and sustainable finance. Learn more about how Planet can help […]

Advancing Sustainable Development with Planet, Part One

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Planet’s tools and technologies are powering a new generation of sustainable development and climate solutions. This blog covers our work with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Advancing Sustainable Development with Planet, Part Two explores how our work enables corporate sustainability and sustainable finance. Learn more about how Planet can help advance your […]

Earth Day: Agile Science in the Anthropocene

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On the first Earth Day in 1970—with boot prints on the moon fresh in our memory—humanity was buzzing with a desire to make a conscious, global effort to be better stewards of our planet, and endowed with the confidence that we can do great things. It was not an accident that, just […]

NASA Expands Planet Contract to All NASA Researchers

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Today we are pleased to announce that NASA has expanded their subscription with Planet and will provide Planet imagery to all NASA-funded research programs. NASA deemed the pilot an overall success, specifically getting value from Planet’s rapid revisit times and continuous monitoring capability. As such, the recent contract award expands the scope […]

A SuperDove Watches Over the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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In February, one SuperDove was deployed into a space a little closer to home than usual—in the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. However, in response to COVID-19, the museum temporarily closed soon after our SuperDove was put on display. That said, today is World Art […]

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