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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.

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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.

Engels Air Base, Russia, August 18th - 21st, 2018

Engels Air Base, Russia, August 18th - 21st, 2018

RESULTS

  • The daily counts of aircraft types can be tracked and monitored to identify important baseline numbers so if there is any deviation from the baseline it can be properly identified.
  • PlanetScope imagery also provides valuable tipping indicators for higher resolution constellations like SkySat.

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.

Shortly after a Safir rocket suffered a catastrophic failure at Iran's Imam Khomeini Spaceport on August 29, 2019, a Planet SkySat captured smoke rising from the damaged launch pad.

RESULTS

  • High temporal cadence increases the likelihood of successful capture as well as detecting subtle yet significant changes
  • Less than 24hr turnaround from tasking to delivery is possible
  • High quality medium resolution imagery is an effective product and meets many needs.

Maritime Domain Awareness

CHALLENGE

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

SOLUTION

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

A Planet SkySat collected this image of Russia’s K-329 Belgorod submarine shortly on April 28, 2019, a few days after its official launch.

RESULTS

  • The multiple image collections per day confirmed the exact time the Belgorod was launched.
  • High resolution SkySat Imagery allowed for PlanetScope to be used for daily Monitoring SkySat imagery counteracted government controlled media restrictions, allowing analysts to review key features of the submarine.

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Planet Federal Leadership  Team

Jen Marcus

US Government Strategic Engagements
St. Louis, MO

Jon Powers

Vice President, Planet Federal
Washington, DC

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