To view these graphics at full-size, please read our Medium post. Tropical deforestation has one common cause the world over: economic development. We learn as kids that forests take in carbon dioxide, store the carbon in plants and soils, and…...
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No matter how much we plan, sometimes fate intervenes. And if we’re lucky, we’re able to recognize the opportunity. Last summer, I found the project I’d been working on for several years winding down and began to search about for…CONTINUE READING
Our first launch of 2019 is here! 20 next generation Dove satellites - Flock 4a - are scheduled to launch on ISRO’s PSLV-C45 rocket on April 1, 2019 IST (March 31 Pacific). All 20 Dove-series satellites will ride as secondary…CONTINUE READING
Launching frequently (four times a year, on average) is part of our DNA. This rapid approach to aerospace allows us to iteratively test and deploy new technologies into orbit that will sustain our global monitoring mission and drive increased value…CONTINUE READING
Planet announced today that it closed its Series D fundraising in 2018, collecting $168 million in cash. The capital will be used to accelerate Planet’s business growth in the high and medium-resolution data markets, including developing Planet’s core data analytics products. High-resolution data, together with Planet’s unique medium-resolution daily, global imagery and […]CONTINUE READING
The energy industry has seen an unprecedented amount of growth in the last six years – solar power capacity has increased 15x, wind energy has increased 1.8x to account for nearly 6.5% of total electricity consumption – and the oil and gas industry is no different. US Field Production levels are as […]CONTINUE READING
One of my favorite parts of working at Planet is the fact that I’m perpetually surrounded by brilliant people doing amazing things with satellite imagery. Nearly every day, I’m introduced to a new idea or methodology from our growing user base that I was previously unfamiliar with. It’s one of the biggest […]CONTINUE READING
In partnership with Women in Data Science (WiDS), the West Big Data Innovation Hub, and Figure Eight, Planet is bringing its unique dataset to a competition that challenges participants to use data science to build awareness and solutions for tropical deforestation and palm oil production. The competition, launching today on Kaggle, comes […]CONTINUE READING
The Planet Team is heading to DGI, the premier annual meeting for geospatial intelligence experts in Europe, to join 650+ industry leaders from around the world. At the meeting, attendees will discuss how to best respond to new policy developments and breakthroughs in technology. We’re looking forward to collaborating with commercial and […]CONTINUE READING