Dataset Deprecation and Migration Plan

last updated: June 17, 2024

Deprecation Announcement: May 21, 2024

Scheduled End-of-Life: July 31, 2024

This article describes the deprecation of the Landsat8, Sentinel-2L1C, Sentinel1 and MODIS data.

What is Changing?

Planet is deprecating all public dataset item-types on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 with plans to formally end-of-life the item-types on Wednesday, July 31, 2024. This includes accessing through Planet Explorer, Integrations (ArcGIS Pro, QGIS, and GEE) and Subscriptions and Orders API. We recommend that all customers who want to access these data types to move to using Sentinel Hub, powered by Planet Labs.

Sentinel Hub services support various data collections, including publicly available data and Planet data, as well as an option to bring your own data. All the collections (including Planet ones) are listed in our Collections Catalog, where you can find all of the related information.

Why is Planet removing public dataset item-types?

We are deprecating these item-types to improve the way customers access publicly available imagery. Sentinel Hub services provide easier access and a greater level of processing compared to previous options from Planet.

Sentinel Hub, part of Planet Insights Platform, is an engine for processing petabytes of satellite data. It makes it possible to browse and compare full resolution images through web applications like EO Browser - or analyze and integrate EO data with advanced APIs. You simply go to your area of interest, select your desired time range and cloud coverage, and inspect the resulting data in the browser. Try out different visualizations or make your own, download high resolution images, and create timelapses.

Am I affected?

This deprecation announcement affects all users accessing Landsat8, Sentinel-2L1C, Sentinel1 and MODIS item-types through Planet Data API, Orders API, Subscriptions API, SDK/CLI, and Planet Jupyter Notebooks.

What happens after July 31, 2024?

Planet will stop publishing Landsat8, Sentinel-2L1C, Sentinel1 and MODIS item-type on July 31, 2024 and remove access to the archive.

Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns about PSScene migration?

Please reach out to your Customer Success Manager or contact us at Planet Support for assistance.

Migration Path

Migrate to using Sentinel Hub to access these datasets. Start by registering to Sentinel Hub 6 Month Access for Planet Customers.

If you currently use the Data API to search for available Sentinel or Landsat imagery, please migrate to using the Sentinel Hub Catalog API.

If you currently use the Orders or Subscriptions API with Sentinel or Landsat imagery, you can use the Sentinel Hub Process API. You can find examples for using the Process API in our documentation for Sentinel-2, Sentinel-1, and Landsat.


Unlike the Subscriptions API, you cannot subscribe to continuous cloud delivery of imagery with Sentinel Hub. Data is already readily accessible for analysis on the platform without needing cloud delivery.

If you are currently using Public data in applications like ArcGIS or QGIS, you can use the OGC API or the Sentinel Hub QGIS Plugin. If you are using Explorer, please consider migrating your workflows to using EO Browser.

About APIs

Saved searches and subscriptions

If you have saved-searches or subscriptions for these public dataset item-types, they will stop delivering data on July 31, 2024.

Data API and Orders API

Starting July 31, 2024, you will no longer be able to search for these item-types in the Data API nor place new orders in the Orders API.


Sentinel Hub is an engine for processing petabytes of satellite data. It is opening the doors for machine learning and helping hundreds of application developers worldwide. It makes Sentinel, Landsat, and other Earth observation imagery easily accessible for browsing, visualization and analysis. Scale your system globally with an intuitive and user-friendly interface, without any hassle. Read more about Sentinel Hub.

U.S. Government Federal Users

Planet recommends that you work with your assigned Federal Customer Success Manager for possible migration solution(s). U.S. Government Federal Users may not have the ability to use the 6 month access trial described above without prior permission from the U.S. Government agency’s contracting officer.

Access Sentinel Hub is currently provided by Planet’s Slovenian entity, Sinergise Solutions d.o.o. The Sentinel Hub site and its data are primarily hosted through AWS servers in Europe, with additional AWS data servers located in the United States.

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