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SuperDove Blog Posts

48 SuperDoves Join Planet’s Constellation to Deliver Global Daily Data

News

48 SuperDoves, our Flock 4s, were successfully delivered to orbit today on SpaceX’s Transporter-1 mission. This record-setting launch carried 143 satellites to orbit – the most spacecraft ever deployed on a single mission. Our missions operations team has made contact with the first set of 40 satellites (continuing our 100% success rate […]

New Year, New Launches: 48 SuperDoves to Launch with SpaceX

News

Planet is rocketing into the new year with 48 SuperDoves, our Flock 4s, scheduled to fly on SpaceX’s Transporter-1 mission. This rideshare mission launching out of Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida will deliver Flock 4s to a sun-synchronous orbit at approximately 500 km altitude. These 48 SuperDoves bring improvements to […]

Successful Launch of Flock 4e’ on Rocket Lab’s Electron

News

On October 28, 2020 Rocket Lab successfully launched Flock 4e’, nine latest-generation SuperDoves, on the Electron rocket from their New Zealand launch site. The Flock 4e’ SuperDoves were deployed into an approximately 500 km, morning-crossing Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO), joining the rest of the constellation providing medium-resolution Earth imagery with unprecedented coverage […]

Nine SuperDoves Scheduled for Flight on Rocket Lab’s Electron

News

Planet’s next scheduled launch of Flock 4e’, a total of 9 SuperDoves on Rocket Lab’s Electron, is currently planned for the first half of October and will lift off from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the Māhia Peninsula in New Zealand. Emerging from the unfortunate launch accident of Flock 4e on […]

Flock 4v’s Captivating First Light Imagery

News

Last week, 26 SuperDoves (Flock 4v) were launched on Arianespace’s VV16 SSMS-POC flight, joining Planet’s existing fleet of Doves and SuperDoves. Today, we’re thrilled to share the first light images from the new flock, and are happy to report that the satellites are all healthy and on their way to full commercial […]

A SuperDove Watches Over the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Stories

In February, one SuperDove was deployed into a space a little closer to home than usual—in the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. However, in response to COVID-19, the museum temporarily closed soon after our SuperDove was put on display. That said, today is World Art […]

A Love Letter to Flock 3p: Happy Three Year Anniversary

Stories

Dear Flock 3p, This Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating your three year launch-anniversary. Can you believe it?! It was February 15th, 2017 in India and February 14th in San Francisco when you soared to the heavens on the PSLV rocket and spread your solar-powered wings. My how time flies (in space)! Not to […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Successful Launch for Flock 4p on the PSLV

News

Today, 12 SuperDove satellites (Flock 4p) were successfully launched and deployed into a 500 kilometer Sun Synchronous Orbit by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). This marks 25 successful launches for Planet and our 407th satellite launch attempt.  Shortly thereafter, Planet’s Mission Operations team successfully made contact with all twelve satellites and […]

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