USING SPACE TO HELP LIFE ON EARTH

Monitor Earth, discover trends, deliver insights

OUR APPROACH

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

Daily insights

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

Agile aerospace

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 5+ TB of data daily, enabling customers to build and run analytics at scale.

Insights at the speed of change

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.

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 and 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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Karthik Govindhasamy
CTO and EVP Engineering
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Shawna Wolverton
Chief Product Officer
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Laura Malinasky
Chief Legal and People Officer
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Nate Dickerman
Chief Commercial Officer
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SALES LEADERSHIP

Jen Marcus
VP, US Government Strategic Partnerships.
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Shankar Sivaprakasam
VP, APAC and JAPAN
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James Brayshaw
VP, EMEA
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Keith Barber
VP, Federal Strategic Partnerships
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ART MEETS AEROSPACE

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.

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HISTORY OF PLANET

1998

RapidEye established

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

2008

RapidEye sats launched

August 29, 2008

RapidEye launches 5 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 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.

2013

First light

April 19, 2013

Planet Labs launches an early build, Dove 2, into SSO orbit aboard a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

SkySat-1 launched

November 21, 2013

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

2015

Blackbridge acquisition

July 15, 2015

Planet acquires 5 RapidEye satellites and launches 42 additional Doves across five launches in 2016.

2016

Planet rebrand

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.

2017

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.