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Rachel Holm

Curious Planeteer working to make the Earth's changes visible, accessible and actionable.

We came, we saw, we took notes: Planet at FOSS4G 2017


Planeteers from our Mosaicking, API, and Product teams flew to Boston to attend FOSS4G 2017, splitting up to attend as many talks as we could. We teamed up afterward for a quick chat about what talks stuck with us.  Here are our highlights:     Markus Mueller and Michael Weisman: An Update on […]

Integrating for Insights—The GeoSoLoMo Revolution


The phones in our pockets, drones in the air, satellites in space…what do they all have in common? They’re all distributed sensor networks—collecting streams of data about our daily lives, our businesses and our planet. We here at Planet have often said our satellite imagery, while insight-rich, will only reach its full […]

Flock 2p Launches Successfully on PSLV


Twelve of our Flock 2p Dove satellites have just been deployed from the side of a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) into a Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). They’re currently hurtling around the Earth at a 500 km altitude. Once they make first contact, they’ll tweet, and then they’ll race their way through […]

Get Definitive Skytruth with Esoterra


We’ve been hearing for months from YouTube commenters, chat rooms, and paranormal investigators that no suitable skytruthing solution currently addresses their rigorous needs. Well, Planet Labs has built the solution to address that gap. We call it the Esoterra Browser.

From the Planet Press Desk: VIP Visitors


Our location, right in the heart of San Francisco, gives us a lot of opportunities to host great minds from science and beyond. This week, Planet was lucky enough to host two powerful voices in their field: Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt. As a San Francisco startup and […]

Kounotori "White Stork" to Carry 14 Doves to ISS


UPDATE: The HTV-5 launch has been delayed to Wednesday, August 19 at 4:50 a.m. PT, due to unfavorable weather conditions. UPDATE: The HTV-5 launch has been delayed to Monday, August 17 at 5:35 a.m. PT, due to unfavorable weather conditions. Read JAXA’s release. Fourteen Doves have made the trip from our lab […]

Eight Dove Satellites to be Launched on SpaceX CRS-7 Mission


Right now, eight of our Dove satellites are packed in their NanoRacks deployers on SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule. We’re calling these satellites “Flock 1f”. On Sunday, June 28, at 10:21am (EDT), the Falcon 9 Launch Vehicle will launch, carrying the Dragon capsule and Flock 1f to the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX calls […]

14 Doves Bound for ISS on SpaceX CRS-6 Launch


UPDATE: Launch has been scrubbed. CRS-6 launch now scheduled for Tuesday April, 14, 2015, 4:10 pm EDT Fourteen more Doves are heading to the ISS. On Monday, April 13, 2015, our Doves will launch as secondary payload on SpaceX’s Dragon CRS-6 ISS resupply mission. The launch is scheduled for 4:33 pm EDT from […]

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