Who we are
Planet is the leading provider of global, near-daily satellite imagery data and insights. Planet is driven by a mission to image all of Earth’s landmass every day, and make global change visible, accessible and actionable. Planet is a American-Germany company, with its second largest office in Berlin. In 2015, Planet merged with RapidEye AG and became the operator of the RapidEye constellation until its retirement in 2020. The Berlin office is a key center for both spacecraft operations and commercial activities. Specifically, the Mission Control Center in Berlin is responsible for the reliable, safe, and coordinated operation of all 140+ satellites in orbit. The Image Quality Assurance Division in Berlin is responsible for ensuring user satisfaction with the quality and scientific integrity of our data products.
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Global Monitoring, Daily Insight with PlanetScope
With 120+ satellites in orbit, Planet is able to line-scan the Earth, imaging the entirety of Earth’s landmass every day. Monitor your areas of interest, discover patterns, and deliver timely insights using PlanetScope.
Sub-Meter, Sub-Daily Coverage with SkySat
In just six months, we successfully lowered our SkySat constellation to enhance the spatial resolution of our SkySat imagery from 80 cm to 50 cm. We’ve already received positive feedback from our customers that had early access to the data. In particular, from commercial and government mapping use cases, where seeing smaller features like road surface markings are key. This effort is a testament to Planet’s agile approach. We’re the first company to repurpose assets already in orbit at essentially no cost and in return, gain a more competitive product.
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An Intro Into the Rapid Revisit and High Resolution SkySat Solutions
Most people know Planet due to our massive fleet of cubesats that image most of the Earth’s landmass on a daily basis. However, Planet is also changing the way consumers use and interact with high-resolution satellite data. Our fleet of 15 SkySat satellites provide unmatched capacity for anyone who needs on-demand tasking access to any place on Earth.
Exciting things have been happening for Planet’s High-Resolution Constellation! 50cm capability has been reached through a lowering of the current orbit by 50km. Recent and future launches are enabling record breaking revisit of 7-12x per day! And to tie this all together, the new tasking dashboard will enable imagery at the tip of a finger.