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Laura Malinasky on Becoming Planet’s Head of Legal and People

This is the first installment in our Stellar Minds series, where we will profile Planet’s extraordinary employees and their accomplishments. Keep checking our blog for upcoming features on some of the most remarkable people in aerospace today. Laura Malinasky, Planet’s…...

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Planet Announces Winner of Copernicus Masters Challenge at “Space Oscars 2019”

The Copernicus Masters is an international competition that awards prizes to developers who leverage Earth observation data to solve important commercial and social problems. We issued a call for submissions to the Planet Daily Change Challenge—a search for novel applications of Planet’s daily,…



60 Planet Use Cases To Be Presented by Scientists at the American Geophysical Union Event Next Week

Next week, over 25,000 scientists spanning the full range of Earth, ocean, atmospheric and planetary sciences will gather in San Francisco for the annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). It is the largest geoscience conference in the…



Planet Releases Boundless Staccato and Stratus Under Open Source License

Planet acquired St. Louis-based geospatial software solutions company Boundless earlier this year, and today we are excited to announce that we are open-sourcing two key Boundless code bases, freeing the projects to evolve with their communities. The first of these…


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A Successful Launch for Flock 4p on the PSLV

Today, 12 SuperDove satellites (Flock 4p) were successfully launched and deployed into a 500 kilometer Sun Synchronous Orbit by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). This marks 25 successful launches for Planet and our 407th satellite launch attempt.  Shortly thereafter, Planet’s Mission Operations team successfully made contact with all twelve satellites and […]



Making Space for Everyone: How Planet is Building a Global Workforce

Planet is somewhat of a rarity for a company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Not only do we develop cutting-edge geospatial data, tools and products, but we also design, build and operate the world’s largest fleet of remote sensing satellites. We are also uniquely committed to building a workforce that considers many […]



Planet’s Data Helps Geologists Efficiently Monitor the Melting Arctic

For geologists like Dr. Anna Grau Galofre of Arizona State University, just getting to Axel Heiberg Island in the Canadian High Arctic to do research is a time-consuming and expensive endeavor due to weather conditions. High above the Arctic Circle, snow can be present one day and gone the next, while sunny […]



Scientists Use Planet Data to Examine Cause of Palu Valley Landslides

On September 28, 2018, a destructive magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The strength and stiffness of the soil decreased dramatically due to the shaking of the great quake, turning it from a solid to a liquid in one of the most dramatic soil liquefaction events ever recorded, leading to destructive […]



The Story Behind Planet’s Legendary Launch Pancakes

Pancakes are a big deal at Planet. Ever since the launch of Flock 1 in 2014—Planeteers have taken to the frying pan in preparation for each launch event. Originally, the need for pancakes was serendipitous: Planet’s first constellation launch happened at breakfast time on the west coast. The team had been staying […]


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