From our home in San Francisco, we design, build and operate a network of satellites that we call “Doves.” In January 2014, we delivered Flock 1, the world’s largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites, made up of 28 Doves.
Planet creates commercial and humanitarian value with the market's most capable global imaging network. Fresh data from any place on Earth is foundational to solving commercial, environmental, and humanitarian challenges. Our global sensing and analytics platform unlocks the ability to understand and respond to change at a local and global scale.
Will is responsible for setting the company’s vision and and for architecting the company strategy. Previously, Will was a Scientist at NASA/USRA where he served as Co-Investigator for PhoneSat, Science Team member on the LCROSS and LADEE lunar missions. He led research projects in orbital space debris remediation. Will has published over 30 articles in scientific publications. Will received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Oxford and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University.
Robbie is responsible for the company’s business operations and product development. Previously, Robbie worked at NASA serving as the Chief of Staff for the Office of the Chief Technologist, incubating the Space Technology Program. He managed the exoplanet-finding mission TESS, and served as lead for NASA’s Open Government activities. Robbie received a BS in Engineering Physics from Santa Clara University, an MBA from Georgetown, and a Masters from the International Space University.
Chris is responsible for satellite production and the leadership of the engineering team. Previously, Chris was at NASA Ames where he was the Co-Investigator on PhoneSat and led multiple partnership projects between NASA and private space exploration companies. Chris received his Ph.D. in Physics and Bachelors of Science with honors from the University of Sydney.
By unifying the hand of the artist with the hand of the engineer, we imbue each of our spacecraft with a human touch. The creative processes that generate new artworks parallel those that support our innovation in spacecraft. Art is integrated into our workplace and onto our spacecraft.
The Artist in Residency program brings in artists working in any medium into our office for a period of 2-3 months. If you are interested in joining this program, please get in touch.