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USING SPACE TO HELP LIFE ON EARTH

Monitor the world, gain insights

OUR APPROACH

Our mission is to image the entire Earth every day and make global change visible, accessible, and actionable. Read about our approach.

Real-time insights

We've redefined every part of the Earth-imaging pipeline to deliver actionable insights in near real-time

Agile aerospace

From satellites to APIs, we've built our entire platform with off-the-shelf components and open source software

End-to-end

We innovate at every step, and bring it together in a complete geospatial data and analytics platform

SEE CHANGE, CHANGE THE WORLD


Planet’s platform downloads and processes 11+ TB of data daily, enabling customers to build and run analytics at scale.

Insights at the speed of change

Planet provides geospatial insights at the speed of change, equipping users with the data necessary to make informed, timely decisions. We offer a diverse selection of imagery and analytic solutions, all made available online through our platform and web-based tools.

From agriculture and emergency response to natural resource protection and security, we believe that timely, global imagery and foundational analytics will empower informed, deliberate, and meaningful stewardship of our planet.

Our code of ethics

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

Our Leadership

We’re a team of analysts and rocket scientists, software engineers, creatives, environmentalists, and researchers.



Will Marshall
Co-founder and CEO
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Robbie Schingler
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
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Nate Dickerman
Chief Commercial Officer
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Ashley Fieglein Johnson
Chief Financial Officer
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Laura Malinasky
Chief Legal and People Officer
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Rosanne Saccone
Chief Marketing Officer
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Brian Hernacki
SVP Software
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James Mason
SVP, Space Systems
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Martin Van Ryswyk
SVP, Product
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Massimiliano Vitale
SVP, Berlin Operations
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Andrew Zolli
VP, Global Impact Initiatives
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Carl Bass
Independent
Zach Bogue
Investor, Data Collective
Ann Mather
Independent
Heidi Roizen
Investor, Threshold Ventures
Wendy Tan White
Investor, Google, X, Alphabet's moonshot factory
Will Marshall
Co-founder and CEO
Robbie Schingler
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

HISTORY OF PLANET

1998

RapidEye Established

RapidEye is established as an independent company in Munich, Germany.

2008

RapidEye Satellites Launched

August 29, 2008

RapidEye launches five earth observation satellites into SSO orbit aboard a Dnepr rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

2009

SkyBox Established

January, 2009

SkyBox is established as an independent company in Mountain View, California.

2010

Planet Founded

December 29, 2010

Planet Labs is founded by ex-NASA scientists, Will Marshall, Robbie Schingler, and Chris Boshuizen, with a goal to use space to help life on Earth. The founders and a small group of physicists and engineers began building Planet’s first satellite in a garage in Cupertino, California.

2013

First Light

April 19, 2013

Planet launches its first satellite, Dove 1, into a sun synchronous orbit aboard a Soyuz rocket and captures this first light image.

SkySat-1 Launched

November 21, 2013

Skybox launches its SkySat-1, an 80-centimeter resolution earth observation satellite, into a SSO orbit aboard a Dnepr rocket.

2014

Mission 1 Established

CEO Will Marshall takes the stage at TED to announce Planet’s Mission 1 - to image the entire Earth’s surface every day and make global change visible, accessible, and actionable.

2015

BlackBridge Acquisition

July 15, 2015

Planet acquires Canadian aerospace company BlackBridge, adding five RapidEye satellites to Planet’s global constellation.

2016

Planet Rebrand

June 12, 2016

Planet Labs rebrands as Planet, launches a new logo, and maintains its legal name, Planet Labs, Inc.

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.

2017

World Record Satellite Launch

February 15, 2017

Planet launches 88 Dove satellites aboard a PSLV rocket - the largest constellation of satellites to ever launch on a single rocket - securing the ability to reach Mission 1 and image the entire Earth’s landmass every day.

Terra Bella Acquisition

April 14, 2017

Planet acquires Terra Bella from Google, adding seven high-resolution SkySat satellites to the fleet. Google becomes an equity stakeholder in Planet and signs a multi-year deal to buy imagery data from Planet.

Mission 1 Complete

July 14, 2017

Planet launches an additional 48 Dove satellites on a Soyuz rocket and reaches capacity to image Earth’s entire landmass every day.

Planet’s First SkySat Launch

October 31, 2017

Planet launches six SkySats (8-13) and four Doves, Flock 3m, into SSO orbit aboard an Orbital-ATK Minotaur-C rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

2018

Queryable Earth Announced

July 16, 2018

Onstage at TED, Will Marshall presents Planet’s vision of a Queryable Earth – to index physical change on Earth and make it searchable for all.

Planet Analytics Beta Launched

July 18, 2018

Planet unveils the beta release of Planet Analytics, a product suite that leverages machine learning to transform global, daily satellite imagery into information feeds that detect and classify objects, identify geographic features, and monitor change over time.

New Satellite Manufacturing Facility Opened

September 12, 2018

Planet opens a new, state-of-the-art satellite manufacturing facility capable of producing 40 satellites a week. At 27,000+ square-feet, the complex is six times the size of the previous lab and brings all aspects of spacecraft design and production under one roof.

Planet aquires Boundless Spatial

December 18, 2018

Planet acquires Boundless Spatial, Inc., a St. Louis-based geospatial software solutions company.

2019

Planet Federal Established

March 15, 2019

Planet Federal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Planet Labs, Inc., is established to expand commercial business with the U.S. government.

Planet Explore 19

October 15, 2019

Planet hosts first-ever user conference, Planet Explore 19, in San Francisco, convening nearly 500 customers, partners, researchers, and developers.

2020

RapidEye Retired

March 31, 2020

After 11 years of service, the RapidEye constellation is retired and customers are transitioned to Next-Generation PlanetScope.

Planet Unveils Hi-Res Offerings

June 9, 2020

To demonstrate our commitment to rapidly deliver more value to customers every year, Planet unveiled three new product releases - 50cm SkySat imagery, a new Tasking Dashboard and enhanced rapid revisit capabilities.

SkySats 16-18 Launched

June 13, 2020

Three Planet SkySats launched on SpaceX’s Falcon 9, joining the 15 others already in orbit and expanding our capacity to provide world class, high resolution images to a variety of organizations.

SkySats 19-21 Launched

August 18, 2020

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched SkySats 19, 20 and 21 on yet another successful Starlink rideshare mission. These are the final SkySats to be built and launched, completing the campaign of 21 satellites originally planned by the SkyBox team in 2009.