We've redefined every part of the Earth-imaging pipeline to deliver actionable insights in near real-time
Satellites to APIs, we've built our entire platform with off-the-shelf components and open source software
We innovate at every step, and bring it together in a complete geospatial data and analytics platform
Planet started as a small team of physicists and engineers, and now operates the world’s largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites. We offer our customers a diverse selection of 3-meter, 5-meter, and 80-centimeter data products, all under one roof.
From precision agriculture and emergency response to supply chain and infrastructure monitoring, we believe that timely, global imagery and analytics will empower informed, deliberate, and meaningful stewardship of our planet.
We are committed to seeking the greatest good in everything we do. This guides every aspect of our work – from setting high ethical business standards to driving our conduct as citizens of the planet. Read more
We believe in the power of the arts to enrich, challenge, and expand our understanding of life on Earth. From art on satellites to our Artist in Residence Program, we bring art and science together to build a culture of creative entrepreneurship and technology at Planet.Learn More
RapidEye is established as an independent company in Munich, Germany.
RapidEye sats launched
August 29, 2008
RapidEye launches 5 earth observation satellites into SSO orbit aboard a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
SkyBox is established as an independent company in Mountain View, California.
Planet Labs founded
December 29, 2010
Planet Labs is founded by an ex-NASA team of Robbie Schingler, Will Marshall, and Chris Boshuizen in Mountain View, California.
April 19, 2013
Planet Labs launches an early build, Dove 2, into SSO orbit aboard a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
November 21, 2013
Skybox launches its SkySat-1, an 80 centimeter resolution earth observation satellite, into SSO orbit aboard a Dnepr rocket.
July 15, 2015
Planet acquires 5 RapidEye satellites and launches 42 additional Doves across five launches in 2016.
June 12, 2016
Planet Labs rebrands as Planet, launches a new logo, and maintains its legal name, Planet Labs, Inc.
Mission 1 is established
June 22, 2016
Planet launches 12 Doves (Flock 2p) into SSO orbit aboard a PSLV vehicle and begins its mission to image the entire Earth every day.
SkySats 4-7 launched
September 1, 2016
Skybox launches SkySats 4-7 into SSO orbit aboard a Vega rocket from the Guiana Space Center, joining Skysats 1, 2, and 3.
World record satellite launch
February 15, 2017
Planet launches record-breaking 88 satellites (Flock 3p)into SSO orbit aboard an Indian PSLV rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
Terra Bella acquisition
April 14, 2017
Planet completes strategic deal with Google and acquires 7 high resolution SkySats, making Google a Planet customer and equity investor.
Mission 1 is accomplished
July 14, 2017
Planet launches 48 Doves (Flock 2K) into SSO orbit on a Soyuz rocket, enabling the company to achieve daily, global imaging capacity.
Planet’s first SkySat launch
October 31, 2017
Planet launches 6 SkySats (8-13) and 4 Doves (Flock 3m) into SSO orbit aboard an Orbital-ATK Minotaur-C rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base.