Planet Labs has achieved its long-awaited “Mission 1” with the launch of 88 tiny “Dove” satellites in one liftoff on Feb. 14 (see video). Now the classic Silicon Valley garage startup can update its imagery of every spot on Earth, every day. The “flock” of satellites the company launched on an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle brought the total number of Doves in low Earth orbit to 149, sufficient to meet the imagery-update goal the group of smart NASA ...
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