Posts tagged as planet

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 […]

Extracting value from satellite imagery

Geospatial companies Esri South Africa and Swift Geospatial hosted an aerial imagery workshop with satellite imagery providers Planet and DigitalGlobe. One of three such national workshops, it took place at Esri South Africa’s Midrand offices on 19 September 2017. The workshop provided users with a chance to learn and ask questions about the imagery offerings, […]