Initial signals received from six small satellites built by SSL for Planet

Nov 1, 2017
SSL, a business unit of Maxar Technologies (formerly MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.) announced today that six satellites it built for Planet’s SkySat Earth observation constellation launched yesterday and made initial contact with ground stations according to plan. The satellites were launched aboard a Minotaur-C rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, and will begin sending their first images early next week. read more…