Planet Labs, Inc. (formerly Cosmogia, Inc.) is an American private Earth imaging company based in San Francisco, CA. The company designs and manufactures Triple-CubeSat miniature satellites called Doves that are then delivered into orbit as secondary payloads on other rocket launch missions. Each Dove is equipped with a high-powered telescope and camera programmed to capture different swaths of Earth. Each Dove Earth observation satellite continuously scans Earth, sending data once it passes over a ground station. Together, Doves form a satellite constellation that provides a complete image of Earth once per day at 3-5m optical resolution.

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  • Over the past few years, diversity and inclusion in the workplace has moved from niche, issues-oriented topics to mainstream discourse. As someone who has worked in the space, it is a welcome change. But as with anything that generates buzz, the hard work begins when companies translate value statements into concrete action. […]

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  • 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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  • Both the private and public sectors are heavily investing in ways to transform geospatial data into analytic insights for the commercial and government sectors. Planet is a part of this effort, and is happy to announce it has signed a five-year cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency […]

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  • In 1969, a well blew out off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Miles of beaches, filled with animal and human life covered in oily sludge, captivated public interest and galvanized the local community to take action. One year later, in part through the efforts of the Santa Barbara community, we celebrated […]

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  • Exciting things are afoot at Planet as we dive into the second quarter of 2018. One big development is the arrival of two executives who will help Planet continue to grow as a business. Today, we’re happy to welcome Keith Barber as VP of Federal Strategic Partnerships and Hilary Salazar as VP […]

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  • Today we’re excited to launch Planet’s Developer Center, a hub where technologists can learn how to use satellite imagery and analytic tools to uncover new insights about our changing planet. Whether you’re a developer, an imagery analyst, a researcher, a customer, a partner, or just a curious person interested in a dynamic […]

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  • The Permian Basin is arguably the epicenter of what many are calling the next US oil boom. In this Insight, Planet detects new oil development in the Midland-Odessa region via an algorithm processing high-resolution, high-cadence satellite data.

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  • Last fall, Planet completed Mission 1: imaging the Earth’s entire landmass every single day. It was a landmark achievement and a first in the history of humanity. But the big question on everyone’s minds since has been, Now what? We’ve kept intentionally quiet over the past few months, but today, we’re ready […]

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  • Today, access to reliable data is essential to sustainable, efficient, and productive agriculture.    Our newest eBook, Precision Ag Insights from Frequent Imaging, details how modern agriculture has been transformed by the onset of new data sources and the ways frequent global imaging is powering smarter farming practices from early-season operations to […]

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  • Developers can now pre-register for the Planet Daily Change Challenge, part of the 2018 Copernicus Masters. Launched in 2011 on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), the Copernicus Masters is an international competition that awards prizes to developers who leverage Earth observation data to solve important commercial and social problems. Planet’s global high-cadence […]

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  • In April, 2017, Planet launched its Education and Research Program, which enables scientists and researchers at universities to apply for non-commercial access to up to 10,000 km2 of data per month. In less than a year, more than 1,400 scientists and researchers across more than 70 countries have come onboard, leveraging Planet’s […]

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  • Hurricane Harvey may have faded from view, but we’re just beginning to understand how historic it really was. A new report from the National Hurricane Center, concludes that Harvey broke the record for the most rainfall from a tropical system – 50+ inches – and ranks as the second costliest storm in the […]

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  • Earth is covered in infrastructure. Buildings, railways, transmission lines, ports, and roads serve as the signifiers of global development. These constructions, and their continuous change, tell the story of human activity. To understand how our world is changing, roads are a good place to start. Today, frequent imaging and object detection through […]

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  • As we begin the new year, I wanted to reflect on our 2017 milestones and our vector going into 2018. Last year was definitely an exciting year at Planet. The five highlights from my perspective were: Launching 146 satellites, including the record-breaking 88 Doves on a single rocket & 6 more SkySats, […]

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  • On January 21, 2018 at 1:43 AM UTC, Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle lifted off from Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula in New Zealand and successfully deployed Dove Pioneer into an orbit of 300 x 500 km, 83 degree inclination.   Rocket Lab Electron flight ‘Still Testing’ Lift Off. Image: […]

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