December 12, 2023

✨ Product Update: Planetary Variables in Sentinel Hub ✨

New datasets are available in Sentinel Hub for Land Surface Temperature, Soil Water Content, Crop Biomass, and Forest Carbon.

Planetary Variables and Sentinel Hub

Planetary Variables are now a supported data layer in Sentinel Hub. You can order Planetary Variables with the Sentinel Hub Third Party Data Import API to be delivered to your Sentinel Hub collections to benefit from all the analysis and streaming capabilities of the Sentinel Hub APIs.

You provide an area of interest, time of interest, and specific Planetary Variable and the data that matches the criteria is delivered to a specified Sentinel Hub collection.

More Information about Planetary Variables in Sentinel Hub

Refer to the Third Party Data Import API and the Sentinel Hub datasets blog documentation for more information.

December 1, 2023

✨ Update to Planet Basemaps ✨

Planet implemented an improved normalization approach for surface reflectance basemaps that use Sentinel-2 as a normalization target.

The entire Sentinel-2 imagery catalog between 2017 and 2023 is processeed using the Framework for Operational Radiometric Correction for Environmental monitoring (FORCE) method then created monthly-cadence, multi-year composites by estimating the 30th percentile for each pixel location using only cloud-free data.

November 29, 2023

New Cloud Mask Launched ✨

  • Planet introduces a new Cloud Mask, UDM2.1, which significantly improves upon the accuracy of the previous mask, UDM2.0. For full details, see our updated developer center page.

July 19, 2023

All unrectified PlanetScope images will be published 🙌🏻

Starting on July 19, 2023 Planet will publish all unrectified PlanetScope images. For more information on what this means, read our Publishing All Unrectified PlanetScope Imagery knowledgebase article.

June 27, 2023

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.