Manhatten, July 15, 2016

skysat Blog Posts

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 […]

Tanker Seizures, the 737 MAX Stack Up, and North Korea’s Submarines

News

Planet has been doing its usual rotation through the news this past July as our imagery has continued to inform journalists in their investigative reporting. Here are some of the biggest recent stories that used data from space to break news. Maritime Mystery-Solving Recently, two oil tankers were seized by Iranian naval […]

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 […]

Planet Signs Deal With European Energy Analytics Startup Kayrros

News

Today, Planet announced a commercial agreement to provide European energy analytics startup Kayrros with access to subscription-based Earth observation imagery and data. Through this agreement, Kayrros will use Planet’s data to provide facility monitoring for energy traders in order to bring more transparency to their markets. The company will also utilize Planet’s […]

Check Out Planet’s Latest Innovations at the 2019 GEOINT Symposium

News

Next week from June 2 to June 5, Planet will be in San Antonio, Texas at the annual GEOINT Symposium—the largest U.S. gathering of government, industry and academia that includes intelligence and homeland security communities, Fed/Civil, defense, and state and local geospatial intelligence stakeholders. In our booth on the show floor, Planet […]

Flock 3s and 2 SkySats successfully Launch on Falcon 9 SSO-A

News

Two SkySat satellites and three latest-generation Dove satellites (Flock 3s) were successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base on December 3rd. Planet was the lead payload on Spaceflight’s SSO-A launch, otherwise known as the the SmallSat Express, which included 64 satellites from 35 different organizations across […]

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