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Improved quality satellite imagery

Planet introduced its Next-Generation PlanetScope imagery: a step forward in its commitment to agile aerospace and the delivery of high-frequency, global imagery. The new imagery brings enhancements to PlanetScope imagery quality and accuracy, while maintaining high coverage rates. These enhancements include richer, more vibrant colours and sharper imagery due to sensor improvements; as well as […]

Automated road, building, and vessel detection at scale

Planet’s three Analytic Feeds (Road Detection, Building Detection, and Vessel Detection) can now scale globally and are offered off-the-shelf. Customers can leverage these feeds on top of the company’s satellite imagery products to get automated road, building, and vessel detections over their areas of interest, with no custom builds required. The automated analytic tools employ […]

New satellites, contracts and programmes for cubesat company

In April, Planet launched 20 next-generation Dove satellites into orbit. The Flock 4a satellites were placed into a 500km sun synchronous orbit with a mid-morning crossing time. A few days later the satellite company announced that the US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has extended its 2018 contract and renewed it for an additional six months […]

Planet acquires Boundless opensource GIS software

Planet has acquired Boundless Spatial, a geospatial software solutions company.  The acquisition expands the Planet’s commercial business with the US government and commercial agriculture clients. Boundless is a leader in geospatial data management software and is aligned with the company’s objective to deliver novel geospatial data subscription services and accelerate adoption for enterprise customers. With […]

National space agency purchases cube-sat data

Planet has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement with NASA’s Earth Science Division, which establishes a way for the agency to purchase Planet data for scientific evaluation over the next twelve months, with the option to extend an additional three years. The agreement sets a precedent for how NASA purchases commercial services and assess their […]