You can access this imagery in the same manner as you access all PlanetScope imagery.
On Tues 6th August, this new imagery will start to be released with the label test under the quality_category field. From Tues 13th August, imagery will start being published as normal under standard and test in the quality_category field.
Next-Generation PlanetScope imagery will have an additional metadata “instrument” field that will allow specific filtering.
In the API, you can search by instrument filter for “PS2.SD” for Next-Generation PlanetScope imagery.
In Planet Explorer, you will first need to enable the instrument filter via the Labs panel.
You can then apply search filters in the search panel for “PS2”, “PS2.SD” or “Both”. PS2 refers to previous PlanetScope imagery. PS2.SD refers to Next-Generation PlanetScope.