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The revolution in satellite technology means there are swarms of spacecraft no bigger than a loaf of bread in orbit

April 6, 2021

"The company’s satellites circle the globe in carefully designed orbits that “line-scan the Earth” ... Since the company has compiled a vast archive of images, stretching back years, its subscribers can visit the past, observing how it has changed — a searchable time lapse of the Earth."

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How a Supermoon Helped Free the Giant Container Ship From the Suez Canal

March 30, 2021

"The 1,300-foot container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for six days has been freed and has begun to move north."

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Satellite imagery shows mega container ship blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal

March 23, 2021

"Satellite imagery gives another perspective on the developing situation in Egypt’s Suez Canal, where a mega cargo container ship was turned sideways and stuck."

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A Tanker and a Maze of Companies: One Way Illicit Oil Reaches North Korea

March 22, 2021

"[The New York Times] spent months reviewing ship-tracking data, corporate records and satellite imagery to uncover one way North Korea evades strict international sanctions"

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The Farms Being Run from Space

March 12, 2021

"Three big developments have rung in the start of the agricultural digital revolution ... The aerospace engineering firm Planet is one such enterprise, which uses a fleet of 150 shoebox-sized mini satellites to capture three million individual images across the entire globe at a resolution of 3-5 metres."

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Solinftec, Planet Team Up to Integrate More Data for Growers

March 4, 2021

"Solinftec announced a global partnership with Planet to deliver real-time data that will further drive efficiency and transparency across the agriculture industry."

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Videos

The Mission to Create a Searchable Database of Earth's Surface

Planet Co-founder and CEO, Will Marshall, announces Planet's vision of Queryable Earth: to index physical change on Earth and make it searchable for all.

We Can Scan the Whole World, Every Day

The FT’s innovations editor John Thornhill investigates how Planet uses a fleet of tiny satellites to image every inch of the globe, and update it every 24 hours.

Planet Lab's Marshall on the Future of Space Exploration

Planet Labs CEO Will Marshall talks with Bloomberg's Ashlee Vance at The Year Ahead Summit at Bloomberg headquarters in New York about the future of space exploration and what it takes to ring the Earth with satellites.

Satellites the Size of a Shoe Box

US firm Planet Labs makes satellites you could hold in your hands, and has more in orbit than anyone else. "We thought that we could do space a little bit differently," says Planet Labs' co-founder, Will Marshall.

The All Seeing Eye in the Sky

Silicon Valley based startup Planet has one goal: to take a picture of the entire planet every day. To do that, they need to launch the largest number of satellites in human history. In this episode of Ventures, Bloomberg Businessweek's Ashlee Vance journeys to India to watch Planet's satellites hitch a ride on a rocket.

Satellites Help Predict North Korean Nuclear Tests

See how analysts at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies are using satellite imagery to understand ongoing nuclear missile tests.

Planet Labs Plan For Earth

Will Marshall from Planet Labs and Steve Jurvetson from DFJ talk at the Bloomberg Technology Conference about what all those tiny Planet Lab satellites are actually doing up there.

Will Marshall Addresses the UN

Will Marshall addresses the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. This address took place on September 27, 2015. Video: United Nations.

A Commitment to Sustainability

Planet participated in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Summit where we addressed heads of state on the power of open data and remote sensing to meet the global challenges set forth in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

CEO Will Marshall Dreamforce Keynote

Learn about satellites, big data and the Global Sensing Revolution. Planet CEO, Will Marshall, delivers an Innovation Keynote at Dreamforce 2015.

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