Photos of the Day: Space Station Launches Largest Fleet of Satellites

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:57am
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The 28 Dove satellites that make up Planet Labs' Flock 1 mission, seen here before delivery to the International Space Station, will be the largest single constellation of Earth-imaging satellites ever to launch into space. (Planet Labs)

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This is a close-up of one of the 28 Dove satellites that is part of the Planet Labs' Flock 1 mission. The Flock 1 constellation of satellites deployed today from the International Space Station. (Planet Labs)

This image of sea ice in the Gulf of Bothnia off the coast of Lulea, Sweden, was taken on April 26, 2013, by the Planet Labs Dove 2 satellite, a predecessor of the Flock 1 Earth-imaging constellation of small satellites. Data collected by Flock 1 will be universally accessible. (Planet Labs)

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