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Here's How Iran Hides its Secret Oil Trade

October 11, 2018

"According to a report from, Iran has actually been exporting much more oil to many more destinations than we have been led to believe… This new report, utilizing data from MarineTraffic and Planet Labs, released on October 7, is one of the most comprehensive accountings of Iranian oil movements."


Satellite images show coal power plants are likely to be bad business for China

October 10, 2018

"Currently, China doesn’t publish data its coal power-plant use in any given year until the next year. Those data, however, are essential... To overcome the delay, Carbon Tracker used satellite images to estimate more up-to-date usage rates for China’s coal power plants."


Satellites Aid the Chase for Better Information on Oil Supplies

October 8, 2018

"TankerTrackers uses the data routinely broadcast by vessels on their location and cargoes to track oil flows and estimate the output of key producers... Because the ships sometimes turn off their broadcast equipment or transponders to obscure their destinations, Mr. Madani and Ms. Ward also use satellite images to spot what he calls clandestine activities."


Destruction in Palu

October 7, 2018

"Photographs illustrate the destructive power of the wave. Palu Bridge IV bore the full force of the tsunami as it hit the centre of the shoreline. Its metal frame, now a twisted wreck, lies in the mouth of Palu’s river."


Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami: Before and After Photos of the Destruction

October 2, 2018

"The damage caused by the disaster was broader, though, than what can be seen in a photograph. Images from the satellite company Planet, taken three days after the earthquake, show the wider effects of the disaster."


Russia's Nuclear Cruise Missile Is Struggling To Take Off, Imagery Suggests

September 25, 2018

"They observed the area using commercial satellites from the company Planet. Combined with ship-tracking data, the team was able to watch as the missile site was being decommissioned in July and August."



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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