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PLANET FEDERAL

What is Planet Federal?

Planet Labs Federal Inc. is the sales, business development, customer success, communications, and marketing subsidiary of Planet Labs Inc. created specifically to address the United States Federal Government market.

Planet Federal's Pillars for Integration of Commercial Programs and US Government Operations.

Capacity & Cadence
Capacity & Cadence
Resilient & Upgradeable
Resilient & Upgradeable
Non-Classified & Shareable
Non-Classified & Shareable
Trust & Transparency
Trust & Transparency

Planet Value to the US Federal Government

  • Global Situational Awareness
  • Strategic Readiness
  • Asset Monitoring
  • Maritime Domain Awareness
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Global Situational Awareness

CHALLENGE

Low resolution imagery platforms, provide wide area collection capabilities, but lacks the resolution high enough for quality analysis.

Traditional High resolution platforms, provide quality imagery, but lack the ability to collect lots of imagery at scale, efficiently.

SOLUTION

Planet’s Medium resolution platform, PlanetScope, provides a high quality compromise between the two ends of the satellite imagery spectrum.

On September 14, 2019, drones were used to attack the state-owned Saudi Aramco oil processing facilities at Abqaiq in eastern Saudi Arabia. PlanetScope imagery captured Smoke billowing from facility shortly after the attack.

RESULTS
  • Unprecedented wide area capture and revisit rates
  • Less than 24hr turnaround from capture to delivery
  • High quality medium resolution imagery is an effective product and meets many needs.

Strategic Readiness

CHALLENGE

With traditional imagery collection platforms, it is difficult to discern a daily operations tempo for a given area, thus making it more difficult to identify change.

SOLUTION

The daily cadence of PlanetScope imagery allows analysts to monitor the patterns of life for a given area.

Asset Monitoring

CHALLENGE

Keeping up with the technical capabilities of nationstates can be extremely difficult, especially when they are actively trying to conceal hard to identify activities.

SOLUTION

Planet’s SkySat constellation has the ability to capture high-priority areas of interest at a sub-daily cadence.

Maritime Domain Awareness

CHALLENGE

Lack of frequent monitoring of key strategic areas presents a challenge for intelligence collection and analysis.

SOLUTION

The combination of PlanetScope and SkySat imagery provides a spatio-temporal cadence that is unmatched in the industry. Using both constellations, Planet was able to detect the launch one of Russia’s newest and most secretive Special Mission Submarines.

Planet Federal Training & Education On Demand Webinars

50 CM Sky Sat Lowering

The Engineering and Innovation Behind Lowering a Satellite Constellation

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Planet Federal Leadership Team

Rich Leshner

Rich Leshner

Executive VP, Operations

Washington, DC
Jen Marcus

Jen Marcus

US Government Strategic Engagements

St. Louis, MO
Tom Ingold

Tom Ingold

VP Post Sales Engineering & Customer Success

Washington, DC

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