Planet Labs, Inc. (formerly Cosmogia, Inc.) is an American Earth imaging private company based in San Francisco, CA. The company designs and manufactures Triple-CubeSat miniature satellites called Doves that are then delivered into orbit as passengers on other missions. Each Dove Earth observation satellite continuously scans Earth, sending data once it passes over a ground station. Together, Doves form a satellite constellation that provides a complete image of Earth at 3-5 m optical resolution and open data access. Small size and a relatively low cost enable the company to quickly prototype and test new designs, while avoiding a loss of significant assets in a disaster. The images gathered by Doves provide up-to-date information relevant to climate monitoring, crop yield prediction, urban planning, and disaster response. With acquisition of BlackBridge in July 2015, Planet Labs had 87 Dove and 5 RapidEye satellites in orbit.

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  • I’m excited to welcome Shawna Wolverton to Planet as our Chief Product Officer! Shawna joins Planet from Salesforce where she most recently served as Senior Vice President of Product Management. Shawna was at Salesforce for 14 years, contributing to their growth from fewer than 300 employees to its scale today. Shawna was […]

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  • It’s no surprise that 2017 is on track to be one of the most expensive ever for insurance providers. According to various estimates, insured losses are expected between $70 billion to $100 billion. As a result, claims adjusters and underwriters must rely on timely access to empirical data to develop a current […]

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  • Planet is excited to announce that four Dove satellites – our Flock 3p’ – are scheduled to fly on ISRO’s PSLV-C40 in early January 2018. The primary payload for this mission is a Cartosat-2 Series satellite; Planet’s four satellites will ride as secondary payloads. This is the third time in the last […]

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  • Last month, the Planet team successfully integrated one of our Dove satellites into a Rocket Lab Maxwell deployer to be flown on the 2nd orbital flight (aka “Still Testing”) of Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle. The launch is currently scheduled for December of this year and the rocket will drop off the […]

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  • At Planet, we’ve been pursuing Mission 1: to image the entire Earth’s landmass every day. I couldn’t be more excited to announce that we have achieved our founding mission. Six years ago, our team started in a garage in Cupertino. Mission 1 was the north star: we needed to build the satellites […]

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  • At Planet, we’ve been pursuing Mission 1: to image the entire Earth’s landmass every day. I couldn’t be more excited to announce that we have achieved our founding mission. Six years ago, our team started in a garage in Cupertino. Mission 1 was the north star: we needed to build the satellites […]

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  • Today, 6 SkySats (SkySat 8-13) and 4 Doves (Flock 3m) successfully launched on an Orbital-ATK Minotaur-C rocket destined for a Sun Synchronous, 500km orbit. Planet is happy to report that all 10 satellites were deployed successfully and that our Mission Control team has made contact with all satellites and begun the commissioning process. […]

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  • Planet brings down a lot of imagery. Every day over 160 Dove satellites downlink 340 million square kilometers of imagery – more than two times the total landmass of earth. With such a large number of individual satellites capturing so much imagery, consistent image processing and radiometric calibration across the fleet are […]

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  • For years, Farmers Edge has been a valued customer and partner, distributing RapidEye and PlanetScope imagery through their precision ag software suite. Today, we’re proud to announce that we’ve strengthened our ties to Farmers Edge, entering into a strategic distribution deal with the leading agricultural insights provider.    Planet and Farmers Edge, […]

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  • If you’re attending the Grace Hopper Conference this year, don’t miss two talks from Amy Truong, Planet’s Director of Software Engineering. Our software team has been one of the fastest growing teams at Planet this year; and Amy has overseen its transition from startup-sized developer squad to growth-stage engineering organization. At Planet, […]

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  • When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Houston earlier this month, Slingshot Aerospace, a Planet Application Developer Program partner, leapt into action. Working with Team Rubicon and the BAE Systems Geospatial eXploitation Products™ (GXP®), Slingshot was able to use its flood detection algorithms on up-to-date satellite imagery to determine the extent the flooding […]

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  • Planet will be launching 6 SkySats (SkySat 8-13) and 4 Doves (Flock 3m) on an Orbital-ATK Minotaur-C rocket from the SLC-576E launch pad at Vandenberg Air Force Base on October 17, 2017. The target orbit is a Sun Synchronous, 500 km orbit with a 13:30 (1:30pm) crossing time.     This launch […]

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  • Our second-largest office is in the heart of Berlin, and Intergeo 2017—one of Europe’s largest Geospatial events—is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from our front door. If you’re one of the 17,000+ people attending this year, be sure to visit Team Planet at Booth B3.030, where we’ll be showcasing […]

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  • Since our acquisition of Terra Bella, and the SkySat constellation of seven satellites, we’ve been focused on making this high-resolution data accessible and available via our cloud-based data infrastructure. After four months of heavy lifting from our spacecraft, data pipeline and product teams, we’re pleased to announce that sub one-meter, high-resolution imagery […]

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  • Planet’s gone carbon neutral. Enabling others to be better planetary stewards has been core to our mission here at Planet. Our data has a powerful effect on the decisions businesses, governments, and scientists make about our Planet. With that in mind we made the decision to examine our own company practices and […]

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  • Two hurricanes—Harvey and Irma—have made landfall in the southern United States in succession. In response, we’re working hard to make our satellite data available to everyone that needs it. Flooding in western Houston, captured on August 31, 2017 Right now customers, volunteers, humanitarian organizations, and other coordinating bodies, can access and download […]

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  • For over two decades, Agroservicios Pampeanos (ASP) has been supplying seeds, fertilizers and crop protection solutions to growers and agronomists in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay. To advance their solutions and enable farmers to take optimize inputs and costs, ASP has continuously developed their crop consulting services since entering the market in […]

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  • Last month I had the privilege of watching the North American total solar eclipse with some current and former Planet employees from my family’s home in Payette Idaho; which happened to be right in the path of totality. Don’t worry, that telescope had a solar filter! Image: Chandler Abraham While Planeteers all […]

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  • Planet’s built the largest constellation of satellites in history along with a data processing pipeline and online platform that lets you manage and analyze that imagery at scale. We’ve seen a growing number of cutting-edge precision agriculture companies around the world incorporate our high-frequency satellite imagery into their own products and platforms. We’re […]

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  • Planet is used to testing novel ways of deploying and managing an ever-growing fleet of satellites in space. Taking it further, we test in space—everything from full demo builds to small canary features. We can’t know what works for sure until it’s hurling well over 15,000 MPH dealing with sharp temperature changes […]

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  • Meet GeoAgro—the smart farming software company based in Rosario, Argentina that offers agricultural technology and analysis to help farmers make smarter decisions, boost yields, and enhance sustainable farm practices. In some cases, they’re able to cut scouting visits to field by 30%. Their secret input? Data from space. GeoAgro pulls Planet’s frequent […]

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  • At Planet, we launch new satellite flocks regularly. For years, we’ve been talking about getting that perfect shot from space of a rocket mid-flight; and as our on-orbit fleet has grown in size, the odds of one of our satellites being in the right position to image these rocket launches have only […]

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  • Eight hours ago, a Soyuz rocket successfully lofted 48 of our Flock 2k satellites into space. And just moments ago, at 17:41:17 UTC, all 48 of them successfully deployed two-by-two into orbit. This launch marks our 14th successful Dove launch and deployment. Watch as our Doves launch to space. Video: Roscosmos These […]

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  • Farmers across the world are using information derived from satellite imagery to get ahead of problems in the field. Planet’s pleased to announce that we’re teaming up with our partner, Farmshots, to host a webinar detailing how frequent satellite imagery and precision agriculture software can boost farm efficiency and output through the […]

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  • For a limited time, Planet’s offering up a trial of our Timelapse Basemaps web service. Planet’s Automated Timelapse Basemaps represent a specific window in time, either quarterly or monthly. All imagery included in these mosaicked basemaps is taken from that selected time frame, processed in the cloud, and served up on the […]

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  • Forty-eight Dove satellites – our Flock 2k – are scheduled to launch on a Soyuz rocket on Friday, July 14 at 06:36 GMT (July 13th at 23:36 PDT) to 475 km altitude Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) from Baikonur Cosmodrome in southern Kazakhstan. Flock 2k will be flying on a Soyuz rocket in […]

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  • Farmers are often at the mercy of the elements. A wetter-than-usual growing season, for example, could provide a hospitable environment for crop diseases that significantly impact yields. Changes in crop conditions over time could signal near-term production booms or long-term problems. For Indonesian farmers, the uncertainty of weather patterns, soil conditions, and […]

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