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Tiny, privately owned satellites are changing how we view the Earth

November 2, 2019

"In one year, Planet Labs built as many satellites as the rest of the world combined. Its images are used by governments, researchers, and even farmers."

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NRO awards imagery subscription contract to Planet

October 16, 2019

"The National Reconnaissance Office announced the award Oct. 15 of a commercial imagery contract of undisclosed value to Planet Labs Federal, a subsidiary of Planet, the Earth observation company with about 150 imaging satellites in orbit."

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Planet to offer higher resolution, more spectral bands

October 16, 2019

"Planet is preparing to offer 50-centimeter-resolution imagery from its SkySat constellation and updating Dove satellites to gather imagery in eight spectral bands, company executive announced Oct. 15 at Planet Explore"

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Typhoon Hagibis: Satellites show Japan rivers in flood

October 14, 2019

"The biggest typhoon to hit Japan in decades has left a trail of destruction in its wake ... Satellite images show how the river Naka in Hinuma burst its banks, flooding nearby homes."

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Electrical tower investigated as possible ignition point of Saddleridge fire

October 13, 2019

"Flames, fueled by fierce Santa Ana winds, scorched a 7,900-acre path through the hills in the northwest San Fernando Valley over the next 48 hours, driving thousands from their homes and damaging or destroying at least 31 structures."

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Where the wars of the future will be fought

October 7, 2019

"Studying commercially-obtained images like these—alongside propaganda photos and data released by military observers in the US, South Korea and Japan—it’s now possible for the public to know almost as much about North Korea’s nuclear program as the CIA."

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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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