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PlanetScope Blog Posts

European Space Agency to Utilize More Planet Constellations

News

The European Space Agency (ESA) entered into an agreement with Planet to gain access to both PlanetScope and SkySat constellations—with the aim of having these tools complement data drawn from ESA’s own earth observation satellites and Third Party Missions. Until recently, ESA had access to only RapidEye satellites under the EarthNet Programme, […]

Planet Integrates Tools with Pioneering GIS Company Esri

News

At the Esri User Conference, Planet CEO Will Marshall just announced Planet’s release of the ArcGIS Pro desktop plug-in for Esri, a GIS global market leader with a suite of tools often used by Planet customers. The plug-in, referred to as an “add-in” by Esri, will allow customers to easily access, view […]

How Fathom Leverages Frequent Satellite Imagery for Dynamic Flood Maps

Tech

Flooding is the most common and costliest natural disaster in the United States causing billions of dollars in damages annually. The March 2019 floods across 14 states in the Midwest are a sobering reminder. Torrential rain and overflowing rivers swept through whole cities, towns, and farmlands, wreaking major havoc for farmers and […]

Clear for Analysis with Planet’s New Usable Data Masks

Tech

For the wealth of information optical satellite imagery contains, there will always remain a stubborn share of pixels that aren’t super helpful for analysis. Clouds (which cover around two-thirds of the Earth on any given day), shadows cast from clouds, haze, and snow can preclude us from accurately seeing what’s on the […]

NASA Enters Into Blanket Purchase Agreement with Planet

News

As a former scientist at NASA, it gives me great pleasure to share that Planet has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with NASA’s Earth Science Division. This represents the first time NASA has engaged with commercial small-satellite constellation operators to purchase their data for scientific evaluation. The agreement establishes a […]

Planet Expands Contract with European Union’s Copernicus Programme

News

On the heels of announcing a contract to service the European Union’s Copernicus Programme with high-resolution data, Planet is expanding its engagement with a new agreement that makes PlanetScope and SkySat imagery and access to Planet Explorer available to the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS); the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service (CLMS); and […]

New Project from World Bank & Planet Uses Satellite Imagery & Machine Learning to Drive Sustainable Urbanization in Tanzania

News

With more than two-thirds of the world’s population projected to live in cities by 2050, sustainable development increasingly depends on the successful management of urban growth. To that end, Planet is announcing today a groundbreaking R&D project with the World Bank to pioneer new tools to detect urban change in emerging countries, beginning […]

Planet Becomes First Private-Sector Data Provider to Directly Support the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters

News

From Hurricane Maria to massive floods in India, the increasing occurrence and intensity of natural disasters around the globe has created a need for greater coordination between the private and public sectors to improve disaster preparedness and emergency management. Planet supports these efforts, and is happy to share that we have become […]

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