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Deep in the Desert, Iran Quietly Advances Missile Technology

May 23, 2018

"Poring over years of satellite imagery, the researchers noticed something: The number of buildings, they say, had slowly increased over time."

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With six new satellites and more coming, Planet looks to disrupt high-res imagery market

May 17, 2018

"Planet is trying to break into the top tier of the remote-sensing business by offering “guaranteed” high-resolution images to customers on the day at time of their choosing."

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Something’s Going on at North Korea’s Nuclear Test Site. Maybe it Really is Closing

May 10, 2018

"North Korea could be taking preliminary steps to close its nuclear test site, according to new satellite images that suggest Kim Jong Un might be making good on one of the surprising pledges he’s made over the past month."

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Shorebirds, the World's Greatest Travelers, Face Extinction

April 27, 2018

"A worldwide catastrophe is underway among an extraordinary group of birds - the marathon migrants we know as shorebirds. Individuals tracked by satellite have traveled nonstop more than 7,000 miles."

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What We Know About the Three Sites Targeted in Syria

April 14, 2018

"The United States, along with France and Britain, launched military strikes on Friday against three sites the Trump administration said were part of Syria’s chemical weapons program."

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Satellite Images From Highly Oblique Angles are Pretty Mindblowing

April 2, 2018

"Most traditional satellite images show great detail about the Earth's surface, but as they observe from directly overhead, this vantage point makes the planet look flat. Of course with hills, valleys, mountains, and cities, the surface is anything but flat."

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Videos

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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