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Swarm of Shoebox Satellites Will Predict Natural Disasters


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Fleet of tiny satellites constantly monitoring our planet.

Planet Labs' satellites carry compact cameras able to track environmental and human caused changes.

Cubesats don't have propellent so their orbits decay quickly.

Have releases rapid imagery for 30 disasters thus far in 2017.

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Mike (Misha) Safyan

VP of Launch at Planet Labs Inc.

Planet Labs

Earth imaging company with goal to image the entirety of the planet daily to monitor changes and pinpoint trends