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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.

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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