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Krissy Eliot

Krissy Eliot is Planet's content communications lead and company wordsmith. She loves writing about rocket science and innovative technologies, among other Earth-shaking topics.

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

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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 Chief Legal and People Officer, has had quite a career—having spent more […]

The Story Behind Planet’s Legendary Launch Pancakes

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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 […]

See Some of the Solar System’s Spookiest Sites (from Space)

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Our satellites are great for spotting the various wonders of the world, and spooky sites are no exception. In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve collected a series of locations known for their creepy histories. (Beware: Visiting these places may cause goosebumps! And a burning desire to tell your friends about all the […]

The Kincade and Saddleridge Fires, Dallas Tornadoes, and Japan’s Typhoon

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As natural disasters continue to leave their mark on communities and environments, Planet is committed to supporting journalists as they inform the public about these important events. Here are some examples of how satellite data can be utilized to help monitor environmental catastrophes. Kincade Fire Over a thousand firefighters are currently battling […]

Tanker Seizures, the 737 MAX Stack Up, and North Korea’s Submarines

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Planet has been doing its usual rotation through the news this past July as our imagery has continued to inform journalists in their investigative reporting. Here are some of the biggest recent stories that used data from space to break news. Maritime Mystery-Solving Recently, two oil tankers were seized by Iranian naval […]

Where Aliens Attacked in the Independence Day Movie

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Today, we celebrate Independence Day, when in 1776 the Continental Congress declared the 13 American colonies were no longer subject to the monarch of Britain and were now free, united and independent states. We’re excited to celebrate Independence Day and its significance, but we don’t want the fun to stop there! After […]

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