Posts By
Will Marshall

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

2018: A Look Back and into the Future


Planet closed out 2018 in a big way, with 3 launches carrying 33 satellites in under 30 days — setting new records as we did. But that’s not all! As we start the new year, I wanted to share a recap of seven major achievements: Queryable Earth. We formally announced our vision […]

NASA Enters Into Blanket Purchase Agreement with Planet


As a former scientist at NASA, it gives me great pleasure to share that Planet has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with NASA’s Earth Science Division. This represents the first time NASA has engaged with commercial small-satellite constellation operators to purchase their data for scientific evaluation. The agreement establishes a […]

Nathan Dickerman Joins Planet as Chief Commercial Officer


Today, Planet is pleased to welcome Nathan Dickerman as Chief Commercial Officer. Nathan will be responsible for all customer-facing and partner functions, leading cross-functional teams within Planet, and helping drive the go-to-market strategy for Planet’s data and analytics. With 20 years experience in the enterprise software industry, Nathan brings the strategic thinking, […]

Compare and Timelapse Tools in Planet Explorer Let Anyone Create Stories of Change


As part of my TED talk today, I showed an exciting new tool called Planet Stories. Planet has around 500 images for every given location on Earth’s landmass – a massive dataset documenting immense change. Planet Stories allows anyone to browse, compare, and share this imagery. There are two key new tools: Compare […]

Rocketing into 2018


As we begin the new year, I wanted to reflect on our 2017 milestones and our vector going into 2018. Last year was definitely an exciting year at Planet. The five highlights from my perspective were: Launching 146 satellites, including the record-breaking 88 Doves on a single rocket & 6 more SkySats, […]

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