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Tracing the path of destruction in India's Himalayas

February 10, 2021

"Within hours, videos of the catastrophe taken by locals began to emerge, as did satellite images captured in the aftermath. They’ve provided vital clues for researchers who have been poring over the images and data trying to pinpoint exactly what sent a torrent of water down the vast valleys."


Mountains, Ice and Climate Change: A Recipe for Disasters

February 8, 2021

"Scientists who analyzed satellite images from before and after the disaster said the collapse of an equally high rock slope was more likely the cause."


Spotting illegal gold mines from orbit

February 2, 2021

"Near real-time satellite images of the Amazon are revealing deforestation and helping to combat illegal gold mining operations in the rainforest."


Inaugural ‘field of flags’ on the Mall seen from space

January 25, 2021

"Planet Labs, which operates a fleet of small Earth-observing satellites, captured the display from an altitude of about 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth as it was assembled."


Planet company celebrates record satellite launch

January 20, 2021

"Of the 143 satellites sent to orbit on a record-breaking SpaceX rocket on Sunday were 48 spacecraft from the Planet company of San Francisco, California."


China’s Border Villages Are Fueling Tensions in India

January 19, 2021

"A new set of satellite images have triggered fresh border anxieties between India and China"



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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