picture of the encyclopedia
previous next
Focus
Version 0.81 comes with a new web design! Please allow popups for navigation.

Program: Dove


S2912

This is a US commercial remote sensing program operating micro-satellites with a resolution of 3 to 5 meters. The company Planet Labs was formerly known as Cosmogia.

In Jul 2015, they acquired RapidEye

In late 2015 the company reveals it would like to launch upto 600 technically identical satellites over 10 years, continuously maintaining 200 in orbit (between 350 and 720 km). Frequencies used: 401-402 MHz, 449.75-450.25 MHz

In June 2016, the FCC authorized the construction and launch of 600 identical satellites in addition to those already deployed. They will be deployed between 350 and 660 km orbit and downlink in 8025-8400 MHz and uplink in 2025-2110 MHz. For deployment and range orbit determination, use of downlink 401-402 MHz and uplink 449.75-450.25 MHz is authorized. Lates 56 satellites were authorized to go into a 450/720 km orbit

In Aug 2017, Planet Labs, Inc. requested modification of its FCC authorization. Planet requested a change to a condition of its authorization in order to permit up to 120 satellites of Planet's 600 authorized satellites to exceed an orbit apogee altitude of 550 km, rather than the orbit apogee altitude of 500 km in its current authorization: was granted in Jul 2018. Planet also seeks to change the authorized technical characteristics of its communication channels in the 8025-8110 MHz (downlink) and 2025-2100 MHz (uplink) frequency bands.

A further modification request was filled in Nov 2017 to add AIS receivers on some satellites.


Flock 1


Name Release date Designation Decay date  
Flock 1-1 11 Feb 2014 39513 / 98067DH 9 Jun 2014  
Flock 1-2 11 Feb 2014 39514 / 98067DJ 25 May 2014  
Flock 1-3 11 Feb 2014 39512 / 98067DG 15 May 2014  
Flock 1-4 11 Feb 2014 39515 / 98067DK 18 Jun 2014  
Flock 1-5 12 Feb 2014 39518 / 98067DL 2 Jun 2014  
Flock 1-6 12 Feb 2014 39519 / 98067DM 15 Jun 2014  
Flock 1-7 15 Feb 2014 39520 / 98067DN 6 Jun 2014  
Flock 1-8 15 Feb 2014 39521 / 98067DP 25 May 2014  
Flock 1-9 15 Feb 2014 39525 / 98067DQ 6 Jul 2014  
Flock 1-10 15 Feb 2014 39526 / 98067DR 14 Jun 2014  
Flock 1-11 13 Feb 2014 39527 / 98067DS 13 Jun 2014  
Flock 1-12 13 Feb 2014 39528 / 98067DT 26 Oct 2014  
Flock 1-13 14 Feb 2014 39529 / 98067DU 2 Jul 2014  
Flock 1-14 14 Feb 2014 39530 / 98067DV 20 Jun 2014  
Flock 1-15 14 Feb 2014 39531 / 98067DW 21 May 2014  
Flock 1-16 14 Feb 2014 39532 / 98067DX 20 Jun 2014  
Flock 1-17 25 Feb 2014 39555 / 98067DY 19 May 2014  
Flock 1-18 25 Feb 2014 39556 / 98067DZ 29 Oct 2014  
Flock 1-19 26 Feb 2014 39559 / 98067EC 3 Jun 2014  
Flock 1-20 26 Feb 2014 39560 / 98067ED 9 Oct 2014  
Flock 1-21 26 Feb 2014 39557 / 98067EA 25 May 2014  
Flock 1-22 26 Feb 2014 39558 / 98067EB 5 Jun 2014  
Flock 1-23 27 Feb 2014 39561 / 98067EE 10 Jul 2014  
Flock 1-24 27 Feb 2014 39562 / 98067EF 16 Jun 2014  
Flock 1-25 27 Feb 2014 39563 / 98067EG 24 Jun 2014  
Flock 1-26 27 Feb 2014 39564 / 98067EH 10 Jun 2014  
Flock 1-27 28 Feb 2014 39565 / 98067EJ 3 May 2014  
Flock 1-28 28 Feb 2014 39566 / 98067EK 3 Jun 2014  
         
Flock 1B-1 21 Aug 2014 40131 / 98067FA 1 Jan 2015  
Flock 1B-2 21 Aug 2014 40132 / 98067FB 14 Mar 2015  
Flock 1B-5 3 Mar 2015 40453 / 98067FW    
Flock 1B-6 3 Mar 2015 40454 / 98067FX 16 Oct 2015  
Flock 1B-7 23 Aug 2014 40133 / 98067FC    
Flock 1B-8 23 Aug 2014 40134 / 98067FD 5 Mar 2015  
Flock 1B-9 2 Mar 2015 40429 / 98067FS 28 Jun 2015  
Flock 1B-10 2 Mar 2015 40430 / 98067FT 23 Aug 2015  
Flock 1B-11 5 Mar 2015 40459 / 98067GC 7 Sep 2015  
Flock 1B-12 5 Mar 2015 40460 / 98067GD 29 Sep 2015  
Flock 1B-15 20 Aug 2014 40126 / 98067EY 7 Jan 2015  
Flock 1B-16 20 Aug 2014 40127 / 98067EZ 13 Dec 2014  
Flock 1B-17 5 Sep 2014 40140 / 98067FF 4 Mar 2015  
Flock 1B-18 5 Sep 2014 40139 / 98067FE 16 Jan 2015  
Flock 1B-21 2 Mar 2015 40427 / 98067FQ 12 Oct 2015  
Flock 1B-22 2 Mar 2015 40428 / 98067FR 3 Oct 2015  
Flock 1B-23 19 Aug 2014 40123 / 98067EV 4 Mar 2015  
Flock 1B-24 19 Aug 2014 40122 / 98067EU 15 Mar 2015  
Flock 1B-25 20 Aug 2014 40125 / 98067EX 1 Feb 2015  
Flock 1B-26 20 Aug 2014 40124 / 98067EW 14 Dec 2014  
Flock 1B-27 27 Feb 2015 40422 / 98067FN 14 Oct 2015  
Flock 1B-28 27 Feb 2015 40253 / 98067FP 7 Aug 2015  
         
Flock 1C-1 19 Jun 2014 40027 / 14033T    
Flock 1C-2 19 Jun 2014 40029 / 14033V    
Flock 1C-3 19 Jun 2014 40041 / 14033AH    
Flock 1C-4 19 Jun 2014 40031 / 14033X    
Flock 1C-5 19 Jun 2014 40038 / 14033AE    
Flock 1C-6 19 Jun 2014 40036 / 14033AC    
Flock 1C-7 19 Jun 2014 40026 / 14033S    
Flock 1C-8 19 Jun 2014 40040 / 14033AG    
Flock 1C-9 19 Jun 2014 40035 / 14033AB    
Flock 1C-10 19 Jun 2014 40022 / 14033N    
Flock 1C-11 19 Jun 2014 40033 / 14033Z    
         
Flock 1D'-1 3 Mar 2015 40451 / 98067FU 13 Oct 2015  
Flock 1D'-2 3 Mar 2015 40452 / 98067FV 27 Dec 2015  
         
Flock 1E-1 13 Jul 2015 40722 / 98067GF 18 May 2016  
Flock 1E-2 13 Jul 2015 40723 / 98067GE    
Flock 1E-3 14 Jul 2015 40725 / 98067GH 29 May 2016  
Flock 1E-4 14 Jul 2015 40724 / 98067GG 24 Jun 2016  
Flock 1E-5 14 Jul 2015 40728 / 98067GL 20 Jun 2016  
Flock 1E-6 14 Jul 2015 40729 / 98067GM 21 JUL 2016  
Flock 1E-7 14 Jul 2015 40726 / 98067GJ 17 Jul 2016  
Flock 1E-8 14 Jul 2015 40727 / 98067GK 22 Jun 2016  
Flock 1E-9 15 Jul 2015 40736 / 98067GN 8 Feb 2016  
Flock 1E-10 15 Jul 2015 40737 / 98067GP 9 Aug 2016  
Flock 1E-11 15 Jul 2015 40738 / 98067GQ 9 Aug 2016  
Flock 1E-12 15 Jul 2015 40739 / 98067GR 9 Aug 2016  
Flock 1E-13 15 Jul 2015 40740 / 98067GS 28 Aug 2016  
Flock 1E-14 15 Jul 2015 40741 / 98067GT 31 Jul 2016  

The "Flock 1a" cluster of 28 satellites should operate in 8025-8400 MHz downlink with uplink in 2025-2110 MHz. Backup TT&C in 401-402 MHz downlink and 449.75-450.25 MHz uplink. They were deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) with NanoRacks.


Flock 1b comprise 28 satellites, identical to Flock 1a but in different orbits from 380 to 410 km

Flock 1c comprise 11 satellites, identical to Flock 1a but in different orbits at 620 km circular, launched by Dnepr #20

Flock 1D 1 to 26 were lost in Antares 28 Oct 2014 failure.

Flock 2


Name Release date Designation Decay date  
Flock 2B-1 6 Oct 2015 40950 / 98067HB 22 Sep 2016 All 2B sent to ISS on 19 Aug 2015
Flock 2B-2 6 Oct 2015 40951 / 98067HC 2 Oct 2016  
Flock 2B-3 6 Oct 2015 40952 / 98067HD 14 Oct 2016  
Flock 2B-4 6 Oct 2015 40953 / 98067HE 17 Oct 2016  
Flock 2B-5 6 Oct 2015 40954 / 98067HF 25 Sep 2016  
Flock 2B-6 6 Oct 2015 40955 / 98067HG 22 Aug 2016  
Flock 2B-7 6 Oct 2015 40956 / 98067HH 21 Sep 2016  
Flock 2B-8 6 Oct 2015 40957 / 98067HJ 22 May 2016  
Flock 2B-9 7 Oct 2015 40962 / 98067HK 16 Oct 2016  
Flock 2B-10 7 Oct 2015 40963 / 98067HL 12 Oct 2016  
Flock 2B-11 19 Aug 2015 / 15038    
Flock 2B-12 19 Aug 2015 / 15038    
Flock 2B-13 7 Oct 2015 40979 / 98067HM 11 Oct 2016  
Flock 2B-14 7 Oct 2015 40980 / 98067HN 12 Sep 2016  
         
Flock 2E-1 17 May 2016 41483 / 98067JD 16 Jun 2018  
Flock 2E-2 17 May 2016 41484 / 98067JE    
Flock 2E-3 18 May 2016 41486 / 98067JG 5 Apr 2018  
Flock 2E-4 18 May 2016 41487 / 98067JH 11 Mar 2018  
Flock 2E-5 30 May 2016 41564 / 98067JN 14 Aug 2018  
Flock 2E-6 30 May 2016 41563 / 98067JM 12 Feb 2017  
Flock 2E-7 31 May 2016 41565 / 98067JP 6 Apr 2018  
Flock 2E-8 31 May 2016 41566 / 98067JQ 25 Jul 2017  
Flock 2E-9 31 May 2016 41571 / 98067JV 25 Dec 2017  
Flock 2E-10 31 May 2016 41572 / 98067JW 28 Feb 2018  
Flock 2E-11 1 Jun 2016 41574 / 98067JY 4 Mar 2018  
Flock 2E-12 1 Jun 2016 41573 / 98067JX 3 Mar 2018  
Flock 2E'-1 17 May 2016 41479 / 98067HZ 15 Apr 2018  
Flock 2E'-2 17 May 2016 41481 / 98067JB 1 Dec 2017  
Flock 2E'-3 17 May 2016 41480 / 98067JA    
Flock 2E'-4 17 May 2016 41482 / 98067JC    
Flock 2E'-5 31 May 2016 41567 / 98067JR 27 Jun 2018  
Flock 2E'-6 31 May 2016 41568 / 98067JS 5 Apr 2018  
Flock 2E'-7 31 May 2016 41569 / 98067JT 5 Apr 2018  
Flock 2E'-8 31 May 2016 41570 / 98067JU 3 Oct 2017  
Flock 2E'-9 1 Jun 2016 41575 / 98067JZ 13 Mar 2018  
Flock 2E'-10 1 Jun 2016 41576 / 98067KA 17 Feb 2018  
Flock 2E'-11 2 Jun 2016 41577 / 98067KB 11 Mar 2018  
Flock 2E'-12 2 Jun 2016 98067KC 28 Feb 2018  
Flock 2E'-13 14 Sep 2016 41761 / 98067KH 3 Jun 2018  
Flock 2E'-14 14 Sep 2016 41762 / 98067KJ 25 Oct 2018  
Flock 2E'-15 14 Sep 2016 41763 / 98067KK 1 Jun 2018  
Flock 2E'-16 14 Sep 2016 42716 / 98067KL 10 Nov 2018  
Flock 2E'-17 15 Sep 2016 41776 / 98067KN 26 Jun 2018  
Flock 2E'-18 15 Sep 2016 41769 / 98067KM 7 Nov 2018  
Flock 2E'-19 15 Sep 2016 41782 / 98067KQ 22 Sep 2018  
Flock 2E'-20 15 Sep 2016 41777 / 98067KP    
         
Flock 2K-1 14 Jul 2017 42852 / 17042AD    
Flock 2K-2 14 Jul 2017 42853 / 17042AE    
Flock 2K-3 14 Jul 2017 42850 / 17042AB    
Flock 2K-4 14 Jul 2017 42851 / 17042AC    
Flock 2K-5 14 Jul 2017 42864 / 17042AR    
Flock 2K-6 14 Jul 2017 42897 / 17042CA    
Flock 2K-7 14 Jul 2017 42862 / 17042AP    
Flock 2K-8 14 Jul 2017 42863 / 17042AQ    
Flock 2K-9 14 Jul 2017 42896 / 17042BZ    
Flock 2K-10 14 Jul 2017 42895 / 17042BY    
Flock 2K-11 14 Jul 2017 42894 / 17042BX    
Flock 2K-12 14 Jul 2017 42893 / 17042BW    
Flock 2K-13 14 Jul 2017 42891 / 17042BU    
Flock 2K-14 14 Jul 2017 42892 / 17042BV    
Flock 2K-15 14 Jul 2017 42890 / 17042BT    
Flock 2K-16 14 Jul 2017 42889 / 17042BS    
Flock 2K-17 14 Jul 2017 42888 / 17042BR    
Flock 2K-18 14 Jul 2017 42887 / 17042BQ    
Flock 2K-19 14 Jul 2017 42886 / 17042BP    
Flock 2K-20 14 Jul 2017 42885 / 17042BN    
Flock 2K-21 14 Jul 2017 42860 / 17042AM    
Flock 2K-22 14 Jul 2017 42861 / 17042AN    
Flock 2K-23 14 Jul 2017 42859 / 17042AL    
Flock 2K-24 14 Jul 2017 42857 / 17042AJ    
Flock 2K-25 14 Jul 2017 42884 / 17042BM    
Flock 2K-26 14 Jul 2017 42883 / 17042BL    
Flock 2K-27 14 Jul 2017 42882 / 17042BK    
Flock 2K-28 14 Jul 2017 42880 / 17042BH    
Flock 2K-29 14 Jul 2017 42871 / 17042AY    
Flock 2K-30 14 Jul 2017 42872 / 17042AZ    
Flock 2K-31 14 Jul 2017 42869 / 17042AW    
Flock 2K-32 14 Jul 2017 42870 / 17042AX    
Flock 2K-33 14 Jul 2017 42879 / 17042BG    
Flock 2K-34 14 Jul 2017 42878 / 17042BF    
Flock 2K-35 14 Jul 2017 42877 / 17042BE    
Flock 2K-36 14 Jul 2017 42876 / 17042BD    
Flock 2K-37 14 Jul 2017 42867 / 17042AU    
Flock 2K-38 14 Jul 2017 42868 / 17042AV    
Flock 2K-39 14 Jul 2017 42866 / 17042AT    
Flock 2K-40 14 Jul 2017 42865 / 17042AS    
Flock 2K-41 14 Jul 2017 42875 / 17042BC    
Flock 2K-42 14 Jul 2017 42881 / 17042BJ   failed to detach
Flock 2K-43 14 Jul 2017 42874 / 17042BB    
Flock 2K-44 14 Jul 2017 42873 / 17042BA    
Flock 2K-45 14 Jul 2017 42856 / 17042AH    
Flock 2K-46 14 Jul 2017 42858 / 17042AK    
Flock 2K-47 14 Jul 2017 42854 / 17042AF    
Flock 2K-48 14 Jul 2017 42855 / 17042AG    
         
Flock 2P-1 22 Jun 2016 41617 / 16040U    
Flock 2P-2 22 Jun 2016 41609 / 16040L    
Flock 2P-3 22 Jun 2016 41618 / 16040V    
Flock 2P-4 22 Jun 2016 41611 / 16040N    
Flock 2P-5 22 Jun 2016 41616 / 16040T    
Flock 2P-6 22 Jun 2016 41606 / 16040H    
Flock 2P-7 22 Jun 2016 41615 / 16040S    
Flock 2P-8 22 Jun 2016 41613 / 16040Q    
Flock 2P-9 22 Jun 2016 41610 / 16040M    
Flock 2P-10 22 Jun 2016 41612 / 16040P    
Flock 2P-11 22 Jun 2016 41608 / 16040K    
Flock 2P-12 22 Jun 2016 41614 / 16040R    


Flock 3


Name Release date Designation Decay date  
Flock 3p1 to 88 15 Feb 2017      
         
Flock 3M-1 31 Oct 2017 42995 / 17068J    
Flock 3M-2 31 Oct 2017 42996 / 17068K    
Flock 3M-3 31 Oct 2017 42997 / 17068L    
Flock 3M-4 31 Oct 2017 42998 / 17068M    


Other


Name Launch date Designation Decay date  
Dove Pioneer 21 Jan 2018 43163 / 18010A    


External resources


http://www.planet-labs.com/

© TBS Internet, all rights reserved. All reproduction, copy or mirroring prohibited. Legal notice
francais anglais contact