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skysat Blog Posts

Rapid Response to Ripple Effects of COVID-19: Food Security in Togo

Stories

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching effects on not only human health, but also economic impacts around the world due to the severe disruption of our daily lives. Individuals in regions where smallholder farms comprise most of the agricultural production sector, such as many sub-Saharan African countries, are at greater risk of […]

Using Space to Help with the Mauritius Oil Spill

News

On July 25, 2020, the Japanese-owned bulk carrier MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef off the coast of Mauritius, spilling at least 1,000 tons of oil and endangering some of the world’s most pristine coral reefs and lagoons. Twenty-three days later, the spill continues to threaten the reefs, human well-being […]

SkySats 19-21 to Launch on SpaceX Falcon 9 Rideshare Mission

News

Planet is set to launch three more new SkySats (SkySats 19-21) into Low Earth Orbit on August 18th (date subject to change), rounding out the fleet of SkySats already in operations and joining SkySats 16-18 that successfully launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 in June. Planet SkySats 1-15 operate in Sun Synchronous […]

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

News

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 […]

State and Local Government Continue to Leverage Planet Data in 2020

News

State and local government officials are realizing the value that remote sensing data can provide for governance, and Planet has been generating strong civil government partnerships to support them. The New Mexico State Land Office (NMSLO), for example, utilized Planet data to address critical governance challenges, and will be presenting their Planet […]

Quarterly Product Release Roundup: Integrations, Planet Explorer and More

Tech

It’s been a banner year for product releases, from Planet Basemap updates to Next-Generation PlanetScope to Planet Analytic Feeds. Big releases are great, but just like holiday stocking stuffers, it’s sometimes the smaller things that people love most. We wanted to highlight a few recent releases that may appear simple, but are […]

What is Rapid Revisit and Why Does it Matter?

Tech

Rapid revisit is a qualitative term used in satellite monitoring to describe the ability of the system to make repeated image captures separated by short time intervals. This implies both that the constellation can respond at short notice to collect a target without waiting days for the satellites to pass overhead, and […]

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, […]

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