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This is the island camp Bangladesh is building to house the Rohingya

February 27, 2018

"The UN’s refugee agency says that more than 600,000 have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh in the last six months. Reuters reports that this camp will house around 100,000 people."


Myanmar Apparently Razing Remains Of Rohingya Villages

February 23, 2018

"For the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar and what authorities describe as a brutal campaign of ethnic cleansing, the prospect of returning to their home villages might be more than just daunting. As satellite photographs show, a return home might be simply impossible."


Planet Featured on Fresh Air with Terry Gross

February 8, 2018

"Planet Labs, which has revolutionized the usage of satellites to the point where they are capable deploying 200 satellites strategically in outer space to monitor every inch of the globe every single day. Their operating thesis is that the planet is not static, there’s a dynamism to it."


Planet Featured in National Geographic

January 19, 2018

"In storybook fashion, Marshall and Schingler developed their first model in a garage in Silicon Valley. The idea was to design a relatively low-cost, shoe box–size satellite to minimize the military-scale budgets often required for designing such technology—and then, as Marshall told me, 'to launch the largest constellation of satellites in human history.'"


Singapore Oil Heist

January 17, 2018

"An oil heist in Singapore that has already led to 14 people being charged, the seizure of at least one tanker, and allegations that thousands of tonnes of fuel were siphoned from Shell’s biggest refinery is shining a spotlight on an illegal trade that may be worth more than $100 billion worldwide."


Burned to the Ground

December 31, 2017

"For nearly 200 years, Rohingya Muslims have lived alongside Buddhists in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, despite generations of ethnic tensions. A military crackdown after an Aug. 25 Rohingya militant attack, caused around 655,000 Rohingya to flee to Bangladesh, and has left much of northern Rakhine burnt-out and empty."



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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