Posts By
Will Marshall

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

Mission 1 Complete!


At Planet, we’ve been pursuing Mission 1: to image the entire Earth’s landmass every day. I couldn’t be more excited to announce that we have achieved our founding mission. Six years ago, our team started in a garage in Cupertino. Mission 1 was the north star: we needed to build the satellites […]

Terra Bella Officially Joins Planet


I’m pleased to share today that Planet’s agreement to acquire Terra Bella from Google has officially closed, having received regulatory approval. We’re excited to officially welcome the Terra Bella team to Planet, and integrate the SkySat constellation and imagery into our business. We’re eager to add high resolution data to our products […]

Adding a Time Axis to Maps—Introducing Planet Explorer Beta


Today we’re excited to release Planet Explorer Beta, an online tool that lets users browse geospatial data through time and see change across the globe. In short, Planet has introduced a time axis to maps. Planet operates 149 satellites—the largest fleet in human history—giving us the capacity to collect a new image […]

A Week in Davos


Last week I attended the World Economic Forum’s annual summit in Davos, Switzerland as a member of the Forum’s 2016 class of Young Global Leaders. At Planet we seek to use space to help life on Earth, and we’ve long been interested in space technology’s role in helping us better understand and […]

Autodesk CEO Carl Bass Joins Planet Board of Directors


When you surround yourself with smart, hardworking people, good things happen. At Planet we have taken this approach with our executive leadership and with every new employee joining the company. This tactic applies to our board of directors too. With this in mind, I am pleased to share that Carl Bass, CEO […]

We're Pledging 1%


We’ve pledged 1%. Planet’s vision is to use space to help life on Earth. And now, I’m excited to announce that Planet Labs is joining other companies in committing to the Pledge 1% campaign, a “corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business.”

A Commitment to Sustainability


Seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (or Global Goals) ratified last week by the United Nations will guide the international community towards a better planet over the next fifteen years. I traveled to the United Nations Headquarters in New York to represent Planet Labs at the UN Sustainable Development Summit. I discussed how our […]

Planet Welcomes Ann Mather to Board of Directors


Today the Planet team gets stronger. I am delighted to announce that Ann Mather has joined Planet’s board as our first Independent Board Director. Ann brings to Planet a wealth of experience and knowledge from decades spent with some of the world’s most dynamic companies. She currently serves on the boards of Google, […]

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