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Flock 3R 3

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2018-096R

Description

The Flock 3r launch is part of Planet’s regular maintenance of its in-orbit constellation. The 16 Dove satellites will join Planet’s 100+ actively imaging fleet of Doves, along with the RapidEye and Skysat fleets, providing unparalleled Earth observation coverage and revisit rates. Flock 3r is being sent to a 500 km altitude Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). SSO’s regular mid-morning crossing times provide consistent lighting conditions (sun angle and shadows) that make it easier for humans and algorithms to detect changes in our imagery.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2018-11-29
    Launch Vehicle: PSLV-XL
    Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
    Mass: 5 kg

    Funding Agency

    • Planet Labs, Inc. (United States)

    Discipline

    • Technology Applications

    Additional Information

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

     
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