Planet has been awarded a second NASA contractÂ to expand the company’sÂ subscription service for satellite imagery acrossÂ agency-backed research initiatives.
TheÂ companyÂ said ThursdayÂ it will provide Earth observation data to helpÂ NASA-sponsored researchersÂ gain insights and discover information that can support studies.
Last year, Planet receivedÂ a contract under which 35 lead researchersÂ who wereÂ studying Earth’s climateÂ as part of a pilot program.
Several research teams also utilized data from the PlanetScope monitoring systemÂ andÂ repeated image captures during the satellite revisit time in efforts to undertand howÂ climate change affects glaciers. One groupÂ leveraged the dataÂ to investigate causal factors in landslides in the Himalayas.
PlanetScope is designed toÂ collect high-resolutionÂ imagery of different places on the planet once a day, including remote locations of the Arctic region.