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Planet unveils Pelican Earth-imaging constellation (Debra Werner, Space News)

Planet unveiled “very high resolution” Pelican Earth-imaging satellites and revealed plans to bring synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) into its Planet Fusion Monitoring data stream.

Planet made the announcements Oct. 12 at the start of Planet Explore 2021, a conference for the company’s customers, partners, developers and data product end users. Company officials declined to comment on the resolution of Pelican satellites, which are scheduled to begin launching in 2022.

Planet unveils Pelican Earth-imaging constellation – SpaceNews