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Flock 2P 7

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2016-040S

Description

Every Flock 2p satellite contains the latest hardware and images in both Red Green Blue (RGB) and near infrared (NIR) bands. The enhanced onboard technology is just the first important component of this launch—the second is the Sun Synchronous Orbit. In this orbit our Doves will pass each spot on the ground at the same time every day. The resulting consistent sun angle makes it easy for the human eye (and computer vision algorithms) to spot changes in the imagery over time.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2016-06-22
    Launch Vehicle: PSLV-XL
    Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
    Mass: 5 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Planet Labs, Inc. (United States)

    Discipline

    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

     
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