Planet, NASA Extend Satellite Imagery Partnership

Planet, NASA Extend Satellite Imagery Partnership

Planet has secured a deal with NASA to continue the provision of satellite imagery technologies to the agency until September as part of the Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition program.

The agreement extension will enable the agency to access the company's RapidEye and PlanetScope offerings to inform research projects in the coming months, Planet said Tuesday.

NASA employed PlanetScope in 2020 to assess landslide hazards in the Himalayas as well as the collapse of the last Arctic ice sheet. The agency also identified burned area models of wildfires and helped farmers in Africa seek watering holes for goats, donkeys and cattle using the satellite imagery from the technology.

Other collaborations include the company providing data to NASA to help track airport and traffic changes and explore the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NASA's Harvest program also used satellite imagery to provide a country-wide cropland map to the Togolese government to support aid distribution efforts.

You may also be interested in...


Carahsoft Adds ClearInfo Digitization Products to NASA SEWP V Contract

Carahsoft Technology has agreed to market end-to-end digitization tools developed by ClearInfo to federal government clients through the Reston, Virginia-based company's reseller partners and NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V contract.

GA-ASI MQ-9 with ASW Pod

General Atomics Demos Anti-Submarine Sonobuoy Tech for Navy’s MQ-9 UAS

A General Atomics affiliate has demonstrated the use of A-size sonobuoys to remotely process acoustic and bathythermal data when deployed from an unmanned aircraft system to support U.S. Navy's anti-submarine warfare operations.

Corner Alliance

Corner Alliance to Develop Emergency Guidance Tool for DHS

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate awarded over $1.5M to Corner Alliance for the development of a new emergency guidance planning app. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's website would feature the Alerts, Warnings and Notifications guidance tool that would offer best practices, customized resources and templates for emergency planning and readiness efforts, DHS said Tuesday.