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New space race brings new narcs

May 7, 2019

"Humboldt County, California - located along the Pacific coast, north of San Francisco - is now using photos and data provided by the private satellite company Planet to find and ticket illegal marijuana cultivators."

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Images show North Korea missile launch as Pyongyang tests Trump

May 5, 2019

"A new satellite image obtained by CNN shows the smoke trail of a Friday rocket launch by North Korea that is likely a short-range missile... 'This is a one in a million shot', Lewis told CNN. The missile 'was fired right about this time' and the photo would have been taken 'within a few seconds, maybe a few minutes'."

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A $37 Million Temporary Fix: U.S. Builds Two New Migrant Detention Centers

May 2, 2019

"Satellite images and government documents provide a first glimpse into new tent facilities at the Southwest border."

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Wave of New Tech Firms Targeting Farms as Weather Wars Mount

April 15, 2019

"The daily satellite imagery used by Scherman at his farm outside of outside Battleford, Saskatchewan, lets farmers see their fields at a resolution of three to five meters per pixel. 'You get a situational awareness of your fields within the day.'"

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What Spy-Satellite Companies Can Teach NASA About Climate Change

April 11, 2019

"Planet's leaders have long described their company as a boon not just for the financial and defense industries—the usual customers for this kind of data—but for scientists and humanitarians. Now they have the NASA deal to prove it."

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Planet’s NGA contract extended for Earth imagery, automated data

April 8, 2019

"The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has exercised a $5.9 million contract option to acquire current and archival Earth imagery from Planet’s small satellite constellation through mid-September."

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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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