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Mark Longanbach

Mark Longanbach builds efficient teams for ops. Let's grow and learn!

So You Launched a Satellite… Now What?


Just over a week ago, we launched 44 of our latest SuperDoves to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket. A successful rocket launch is a feat in and of itself and requires months of coordination from our Manufacturing Team to build, test, tinker with, and ship our hardware to the launch […]

Four Years Down, Many More to Go: Happy Anniversary, Terra Bella!


Four years ago on April 14, 2017, Planet officially acquired Terra Bella from Google and integrated their stellar team and high-resolution SkySat constellation into our team and business. The agreement between Planet and Google was more than just an acquisition, it was a partnership that included a significant investment in Planet by […]

A Look Under the Hood: Planet’s Mission Ops Team


As we all know, 2020 was a disruptive, chaotic, and tumultuous year. Professionally though, it was a year that tested and demonstrated the capabilities and resiliency of Planet’s operations teams.  Like the entire company, mission operations’s transition to fully remote was abrupt. Within the span of two weeks, business continuity plans were […]

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