San Francisco, October 22, 2015

RapidEye Blog Posts

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

Stories

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 […]

Historic RapidEye Constellation Captures Last Light

News

As announced at the start of the year, the RapidEye constellation has retired, capturing its last magnificent images, which we are sharing with you today. While RapidEye satellites will no longer collect imagery for commercial or noncommercial use, their archive of impressive data will remain available to customers, and will be used […]

RapidEye Constellation to be Retired in 2020

News

It’s with mixed sentiments that we share that Planet’s RapidEye constellation will be retired at the end of March 2020. After 11 years of faithfully gathering imagery, it has aged gracefully, to say the least. RapidEye has gone above and beyond, making invaluable contributions to our global Earth observation dataset since being […]

Stanford Students Can Now Harness The Power of Planet’s Satellite Data

News

Planet has partnered with Stanford University, providing students with subscription access to Planet’s data and satellite imagery. Stanford will now be able to use Planet’s Dove and RapidEye imagery for non-commercial research and classroom activities across a variety of disciplines. With Planet’s data and tools, the students can access a vast array […]

Planet Signs Multi-Million Dollar Agreement with NASA

News

Founded by three former NASA scientists, Planet is delighted to announce we’ve signed a multi-million dollar agreement with the space agency to provide earth observation data for the identification and tracking of the Essential Climate Variables. Through this agreement, NASA will provide Planet data to more than 35 NASA ongoing research projects […]

ASU named as Planet’s first higher education partner

News

We’re pleased to announce Arizona State University (ASU) as Planet’s first institutional data partner for higher education. In an effort to expand the education and research use of Planet’s daily global stream of satellite imagery, ASU students and researchers will have access to our growing catalogue of imagery from our Dove and RapidEye […]

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 […]

Sixteen Dove Satellites Scheduled to Fly on ISRO’s PSLV

News

Planet is excited to announce that 16 Dove satellites – Flock 3r – are scheduled to fly on ISRO’s PSLV launch vehicle this fall. Planet’s 16 Doves will ride as secondary payloads. This Flock is being sent to a 500 km altitude Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). SSO’s regular mid-morning crossing times provide […]

Planet’s Framework for Analysis Ready Data

Tech

Anyone who works closely with geospatial data knows that there is a great deal of labor involved in preparing the data before analysis begins. In fact, much of modern geoprocessing systems are set up to make the data ready for analysis. The industry understands that geospatial data must become more user-friendly and […]

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