Planet’s latest iteration is 50-cm SkySats in lower orbit & 14th-generation Doves. Can it iterate to profitability?

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Satellite geospatial data provider Planet said it will lower the orbit of one of its 15 SkySat satellites to sharpen its image resolution to 50 cm from the current 72 cm to better appeal to vertical markets including finance, security and energy.

Planet Co-Founder and Chief Executive Will Marshall announced the move Oct. 15 during Planet’s Explore19 user conference in San Francisco. He said the higher-resolution data would be available in the first half of 2020 and that the remaining 14 SkySats would follow once the new . . .

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