Planet was founded in 2010 by three NASA scientists.
Planet is venture backed and has raised over $400 million. In 2017, Planet acquired Terra Bella from Google in a strategic partnership that makes Google an equity stakeholder in Planet.
Planet is growing and has 430 full-time employees. We are headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with additional offices in Berlin, Bellevue, Washington, and Washington DC.
The number of satellites that Planet has in orbit changes often. We’re either launching more or our satellites are approaching their end of life and reentering the atmosphere and burning up. Since 2013 when we launched our first satellite, we’ve successfully deployed 366. Today we have 150 in orbit including our Dove and SkySat constellations that are collecting over 350M sqkm of imagery daily.
Planet sells subscription services to our imagery and imagery products. Our imagery products include global, daily 3-5 meter per pixel resolution imagery and global, high temporal cadence sub-1 meter pixel resolution imagery. We also offer a platform and API for computer vision-based analytics.
We currently serve more than 30,000 users, 500 customers, in over 40 countries. Planet is a leading provider of geospatial data for use in agriculture, government, and commercial mapping, and is seeing customer in commerce, geopolitics, energy and infrastructure, the environment and other vertical markets.
Space debris is an important problem that we care deeply about. Planet is committed to ensuring our satellites do not further complicate the issue. Planet has purposely chosen to orbit its satellites at lower altitudes to both avoid the congested higher altitudes and to ensure timely and safe deorbiting of our satellites when their end of life is reached. By staying out of high traffic altitudes and ensuring timely deorbiting, Planet does not contribute to long term space debris.
Planet’s imagery that is posted online via our owned media channel (i.e., Planet.com, social media and in the press) is done so under creative common
For imagery please use “Image courtesy of Planet Labs, Inc.” Planet was founded as Planet Labs and rebranded in 2016 to Planet. We remain legally as Planet Labs, Inc. and it is incorrect to state that we were ‘formerly Planet Labs’. When referring to Planet in written or spoken contexts, please refer to the company as Planet. (A great example of this is Space Exploration Technologies Corporation - A.K.A. SpaceX.)
At Planet, we hire people who are committed to our mission and are the best at what they do. Visit our careers page to learn more about open positions.