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Bloomberg, California team on climate satellites

September 25, 2019

"Bloomberg Philanthropies announced its partnership with the state and the San Francisco Earth-imaging company Planet on Wednesday. It builds on former California Gov. Jerry Brown’s declaration last year the state would launch its “own damn satellite” as the federal government receded from global climate commitments."

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Newsom will announce new plans for a satellite to track climate change

September 25, 2019

"Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable organization founded by climate activist and former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, pledged to spend an undisclosed sum to help the state use satellite data to track the emission of greenhouse gases. The funding will allow Planet Labs, a San Francisco-based Earth-imaging company, to use its existing satellites and launch new ones to quantify emissions from all over the world and the state’s progress toward its climate goals."

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Planet satellites bolster FAO’s geospatial toolkit

September 23, 2019

"Putting the world's eyes in the skies to work to improve human lives and combat climate change is now easier thanks to an overhaul of the Food and Agriculture Organization' innovative geospatial monitoring system."

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Satellite images suggest North Korea working to hide launch of missile submarine

September 23, 2019

"North Korea may be close to launching a submarine capable of firing missiles and is making efforts to conceal its preparations, new commercial satellite images obtained by CNN appear to show."

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New coalition seeks to improve space safety

September 18, 2019

"A group of satellite operators and other organizations have banded together to endorse a set of best practices intended to improve space safety, including measures to minimize the risk of collisions in orbit."

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Crude prices jump after drone strikes halve Saudi oil output; oil companies shares rise on supply tightening

September 15, 2019

"Thick smoke rises Saturday from Saudi Aramco's Abqaiq oil processing facility in Buqyaq, Saudi Arabia. The attack sent global oil prices higher Monday; whether they stay elevated depends on how long it takes the kingdom to fully resume operations."

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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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