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Coming Back to Earth with Planetary Scientist Tanya of Mars

Stories

This is the third installment in our Stellar Minds series, where we profile Planet’s extraordinary employees and their accomplishments. Keep checking our blog for upcoming features on some of the most remarkable people in aerospace today. I can remember exactly what first got me interested in space as a kid, and it’s […]

UNFAO and Planet SEPAL Collaboration Drives Conservation Solutions Across Tropics

Stories

In September 2019, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) partnered with Planet to provide high spatial and temporal resolution satellite imagery to support the national forest monitoring systems of eight tropical forested countries: Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico and Mozambique. Just […]

Pics or It Didn’t Happen: The Rocket Lab Launch of Five New SuperDoves

News

This June and July will be busy times for the Launch and Satellite Operations teams at Planet. In addition to the successful launch of three new SkySats this past Saturday (with three more launching this summer), we have another five SuperDoves (Flock 4e) launching on Rocket Lab’s “Pics or It Didn’t Happen” Electron launch later […]

SkySats 16-18 Successfully Launch Aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9

News

On June 13, 2020, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully lofted three of Planet’s high-resolution imaging SkySats along with a batch of its Starlink communications satellites. SkySats 16, 17 and 18 were successfully deployed into a drop-off orbit of 205 x 380 km, 53 degree inclination. Planet’s launch operations team has successfully acquired […]

Copernicus EMS Uses Planet Data for Emergency Response Mapping

News

We are excited to announce that the Copernicus Emergency Management Service, or Copernicus EMS, utilizes Planet data to help provide emergency response mapping services for a variety of disaster situations, ranging from geophysical and meteorological hazards to humanitarian and man-made crises. When events occur, authorized users can alert Copernicus EMS to an […]

How Satellite Data Can Help Create Smarter, Greener Cities

Tech

As announced earlier this year, Planet is once again partnering with Copernicus Masters, Europe’s leading innovation competition, to sponsor the See Change, Change the World challenge. The goal of the challenge is to find innovators interested in using Planet and Copernicus data to discover creative solutions to some of the world’s most […]

Planet Data Helps Scientists Track the Impacts of Natural Disasters

Stories

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 […]

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