Decommissioned SkySat Planned Re-entry Completed 🙌🏻¶
On June 26, the Planet Mission Operations team managed the final operations and reentry of a decommissioned SkySat satellite. As a part of our commitment to responsible space use, bringing this SkySat down from space ensures that it does not pose a risk to other spacecraft or further contribute to space debris.
As a reminder, this is a planned re-entry and does not have any notable impact on our high-resolution fleet’s capacity or customers’ tasking abilities, because Planet’s Agile Aerospace approach optimizes capabilities around a constellation of satellites, and the team has continued to innovate and improve our tasking capabilities across the program. We are able to apply learnings from the SkySat fleet as we look forward to launching the upcoming in-space tech demo of high-resolution Pelicans in the near future.