Previous generation of Doves (instrument ids PS2 and PS2.SD) imaging turned off¶
On March 1, 2022 Planet released the next generation of Planet Scope images that consist of near daily 8-band imagery. Planet has been maintaining near-daily 8-band coverage coverage since August, 2021. With the recent successful launch of 44 8-band Doves, Planet has made the decision to turn off imaging with the previous generation of Doves (Instrument ids PS2 and PS2.SD) that only consists of 4-Bands (RGBNIR). The goal is to optimize for 8-band coverage and allocate all available ground station resources to improve publication time of 8-band imagery.
For more information on PlanetScope constellation and sensors, see PlanetScope documentation.
For an overview of PlanetScope sensors, see Understanding PlanetScope Instruments.