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2018: A Look Back and into the Future

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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 […]

Planet to Acquire Boundless to Further Support U.S. Government Business

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Planet is excited to announce that we have entered into an agreement to acquire Boundless Spatial, Inc., a St. Louis-based geospatial software solutions company.  The acquisition expands Planet’s commercial business with the U.S. government and commercial agriculture clients. Boundless is a leader in geospatial data management software and is aligned with our […]

3 Launches, 28 Days – Soyuz up next!

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On the heels of two successful launches, we’re wrapping up 2018 with another launch of 12 Dove satellites, our Flock 3k, on a Soyuz rocket. The launch is currently scheduled for December 27, 2018 from Vostochny Cosmodrome and the Doves will be deployed into a sun-synchronous orbit with a morning crossing time. […]

A New Launch Pad for Planet

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We have come a long way from the garage in Cupertino, CA which housed our first office and satellite manufacturing lab. From that humble beginning, our team has grown to over 400 employees worldwide, and our days of sitting two-to-a-desk and storing our bikes on conference room walls are well behind us. […]

Planet Powers a New Chapter in Global Coral Conservation with the Launch of Allen Coral Atlas

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In June, we announced a groundbreaking partnership with Paul G. Allen Philanthropies and a consortium of renowned coral conservation and remote-sensing scientists from the Carnegie Institution for Science, University of Queensland, and the University of Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology to map the entirety of the world’s shallow-water coral reefs in unprecedented […]

NASA Enters Into Blanket Purchase Agreement with Planet

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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 […]

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