Planet Labs

Planet Labs provides the industry's most frequently updated imagery of any place in the world at 3-5m resolution. Our data supports customers who need easily accessed, fresh imagery to inform their day-to-day operations, data analysis, and products. Each image is processed through our automated data pipeline and delivered to customers via API and web tools.

Planet Labs satellites are designed and built in San Francisco, CA. The satellites then travel from our headquarters to low Earth orbit by hitching a ride onboard a rocket. Here, we see Doves being deployed from the International Space Station.

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Name Flock
Parameters Measured Red/Green/Blue
Sensor Type Optical
Applications Asset Management, Natural Resources, Logistics, Urbanisation, Crop Management
Data Cost and Access Contact for access
Start Date of Collection 2008-01-01
End Date of Collection 2009-01-01
Spatial Resolution (meters) 5
Frequency of Collection {1.0}
Data Format GeoTIFF
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Lineage From our home in San Francisco, we design, build and operate a network of satellites that we call “Doves.” In January 2014, we delivered Flock 1, the world’s largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites, made up of 28 Doves. Together with subsequent launches, we have launched 71 Doves, toward imaging the entire Earth, every day. Planet creates commercial and humanitarian value with the market's most capable global imaging network. Fresh data from any place on Earth is foundational to solving commercial, environmental, and humanitarian challenges. Our global sensing and analytics platform unlocks the ability to understand and respond to change at a local and global scale.
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