In Science and Space: Planet has released additional information about hyperspectral constellations being developed by the Earth observation company as part of the Carbon Mapper public-private partnership.
Data identifying the sources of methane and carbon dioxide is published through the Carbon Mapper Coalition, while Planet combines hyperspectral data with electro-optical imagery from the Dove, Pelican and SkySat constellations to provide data to government and corporate customers. provide data and insights to
According to a Sept. 19 press release, “Hyperspectral data that help identify spectral ‘signatures’ of chemicals, materials and processes worldwide reveal trends and provide information that would otherwise be hidden.” gaps and reduce risk.
San Francisco-based Planet plans to launch its first two hyperspectral satellites in 2023, collecting data in 400 spectral bands at a resolution of 30 meters per pixel.
Planet`s hyperspectral satellites destined for sun-synchronous orbit are called Tanager, named for a family of colorful Central and South American birds.
Planet is upgrading its Dove CubeSat constellation with SuperDoves. It collects images in his eight spectral bands with a resolution of about 3 meters per pixel compared to his four spectral bands of its predecessor.
We continue to provide high resolution images from his SkySats made by Maxar Technologies.