"Deprecated" means we intend to remove the feature or capability from a future release. The feature or capability will continue to work and is fully supported until it is officially removed. This deprecation notification can span a few months or years. After removal, the feature or capability will no longer work. This notice is to allow you sufficient time to plan and update your code before the feature or capability is removed.
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.
Deprecating PSScene3Band and PSScene4Band ⚠️
PSScene3Band and PSScene4Band item types will be deprecated on March 1, 2022 with plans to formally end-of-life the item types on January 31, 2023. In its place, Planet is introducing PSScene, a new item type that allows you to search and download all PlanetScope data in a unified way. PSScene provides the same PlanetScope 3-band and 4-band items as PSScene3Band and PSScene4Band item types, but allows users to search one item type for all available 3-band, 4-Band, and 8-Band assets. Using the PSScene data type, users can also access 8-band PlanetScope data at no additional cost. We recommend all customers begin today to migrate to the PSScene item type.
Visit the PSScene FAQ to learn more.
Read about automated migration and steps to take in the Deprecation and Migration Plan.
Begin using PSScene today.
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The "Legacy Orders" Tab on planet.com/account (backed by Orders v0 API) will be deprecated on August 31, 2020. Please take any necessary download or re-download action on orders placed through Planet's legacy ordering systems in advance of this date.
Clip and Ship API
The Clip and Ship API will be deprecated on September 1, 2020. This API was previously deprecated and removed from our documentation in 2018. To continue downloading Planet imagery, we recommend using the Orders (v2) API. This API was especially designed for bulk ordering and offers unique delivery features, including delivery to cloud storage, zip, and email or webhook notifications. Please reach out to support by submitting a request for details on accessing our Orders API clipping feature.
Legacy Ordering APIs
The Orders v0 and v1 APIs will be deprecated on September 1, 2020. These APIs was previously deprecated and removed from our documentation. To continue downloading Planet imagery, we recommend using the Orders (v2) API. This API was especially designed for bulk ordering and offers unique delivery features, including delivery to cloud storage, zip, and email or webhook notifications.