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.
- You can now stream hosted data tiles into your own tools and web apps. Best of all, these streaming links are secure and don't leak your API key.
- It is now easier to preview and order imagery, our new experience is now the default. When you search for imagery, you will see three new buttons.
- Click the blue "X items" button to check out each satellite image from that date and make the best choice.
- Click the thumbnail to preview the imagery from that date on the map.
- Click the "cart" button to add the imagery to your order.
- You can select and de-select imagery from multiple dates.
- You can also click the double square button to lock the footprint of an image onto the map to get a better sense of coverage.
Google Earth Engine Order and Delivery Updates¶
Google Earth Engine (GEE) is a supported delivery destination for the Orders API and with this release, all Orders API tools are now supported. This allows you to apply preprocessing to your imagery before it is delivered to GEE. This includes tools for the following imagery processing:
- Top of Atmosphere Reflectance (TOAR)
This release also includes support for ordering Planet Basemaps.
The subscriptions API now has a parameter called
Planet continues to increase the amount of quality PlanetScope imagery available over many parts of the world. We want to ensure that users receive imagery in a stage of their choice, whether it be a preview, a standard, or a finalized version. We have introduced a new optional parameter to the Subscriptions API called
Impacts: With this new parameter, users can choose which publishing stage they would like to receive (
finalized). If not included, subscriptions defaults to
standard or, if available,
For more information, see the Subscriptions API documentation on Catalog Source Type.