Planet Labs Makes Orbit

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Wow, so the guys at Planet Labs just launched 33 cubesats from the International Space Station.  Not just the 2 in the picture. But 33.  I would love to see a picture of that!  But, moreover, I cannot wait to see the imagery from these birds.  Word is they are going to launch a bunch more, and provide the most frequent re-imaging of the Earth’s entire surface ever achieved.  And, on pure venture funding!  No government funding at all.

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This is going to revolutionize how we think about change on Earth.  I am super pumped to get ahold of cool sequences of change to load into MapStory.org and to tell amazing stories that cant be understood without great and frequent remote sensing.

Congratulations Planet!  Keep tossing them up there!

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