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Private sector seeks bigger role in NASA Earth science programs

May 19, 2021

"The hearing by the House space subcommittee on NASA’s Earth science programs devoted much of its attention to how commercial Earth imaging spacecraft could supplement NASA missions to study climate change, a growing priority for both the agency and the Biden administration."


The Toll of Eight Days of Conflict in Gaza and Israel

May 17, 2021

"A week of fighting has left more than 200 people dead in Israel and the occupied territories, the vast majority of them Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip."


Mozambique: Rescue attempts jeopardized by racial discrimination following Palma attack

May 13, 2021

"Exclusive satellite imagery obtained by Amnesty International from 1 April revealed the extent of damage caused by the attack on Palma, that lasted until 31 March."


Satellites are ushering in a new era of environmental accountability

May 11, 2021

"Satellites gazing down at Earth from orbit are helping hold governments and corporations accountable for their environmental impacts."


Former NGA Head to Join Satellite-Imagery Firm

April 27, 2021

"Planet, the company that uses small, low-Earth-orbit satellites to take daily pictures of the entire globe, has hired Robert Cardillo, the former head of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, or NGA, to head its federal sales subsidiary."


Carbon tracking satellite network to launch this decade

April 15, 2021

"'This project is really taking Planet back to its founding principles, which is to use space to help life on Earth. And there's nothing more important right now than getting people on a common operating picture, to understand the crisis that we're in,' said Robbie Schingler."



NASA's Earth Science and Climate Change Activities: Current Roles and Future Opportunities

Planet's Co-founder and CSO Robbie Schingler shares how US remote sensing companies are delivering new datasets and novel tools that can advance the Nation’s earth science and climate priorities

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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