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A Love Letter to Flock 3p: Happy Three Year Anniversary

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Dear Flock 3p, This Valentine’s Day, we’re celebrating your three year launch-anniversary. Can you believe it?! It was February 15th, 2017 in India and February 14th in San Francisco when you soared to the heavens on the PSLV rocket and spread your solar-powered wings. My how time flies (in space)! Not to […]

Venturing to Mars on Earth with the Help of Planet Data

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Dr. Anna Grau Galofre of Arizona State University and her colleagues are using PlanetScope imagery to help learn more about life on Mars. Grau Galofre and her team are analyzing the terrain of Axel Heiberg Island in the Canadian High Arctic, with the aim of observing channels carved by melting glaciers. What […]

2019 Dispatch: Planet’s Year-in-Review

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The year 2019 was an astronomical time for Planet. Twenty SuperDove satellites entered orbit aboard the ISRO’s PSLV-C45 in the spring and 12 more hitched a ride into space in winter, with the latter marking Planet’s 25th successful launch. Since the company’s inception a decade ago, we have launched over 400 satellites […]

NASA Harvest Event Encourages Collaboration for a Sustainable Future

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Leading agriculture companies recognize that the current status quo is not enough when it comes to addressing sustainability and climate change. Historically, there hasn’t been a clear consensus on how to tackle the issues or make measurable progress while increasing productivity to feed 10 billion by 2050. But progress is on the […]

Laura Malinasky on Becoming Planet’s Head of Legal and People

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This is the first installment in our Stellar Minds series, where we will profile Planet’s extraordinary employees and their accomplishments. Keep checking our blog for upcoming features on some of the most remarkable people in aerospace today. Laura Malinasky, Planet’s Chief Legal and People Officer, has had quite a career—having spent more […]

Planet Announces Winner of Copernicus Masters Challenge at “Space Oscars 2019”

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The Copernicus Masters is an international competition that awards prizes to developers who leverage Earth observation data to solve important commercial and social problems. We issued a call for submissions to the Planet Daily Change Challenge—a search for novel applications of Planet’s daily, global imaging capabilities. After an evaluation by a panel of multidisciplinary experts, we […]

Making Space for Everyone: How Planet is Building a Global Workforce

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Planet is somewhat of a rarity for a company headquartered in San Francisco, California. Not only do we develop cutting-edge geospatial data, tools and products, but we also design, build and operate the world’s largest fleet of remote sensing satellites. We are also uniquely committed to building a workforce that considers many […]

The Story Behind Planet’s Legendary Launch Pancakes

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Pancakes are a big deal at Planet. Ever since the launch of Flock 1 in 2014—Planeteers have taken to the frying pan in preparation for each launch event. Originally, the need for pancakes was serendipitous: Planet’s first constellation launch happened at breakfast time on the west coast. The team had been staying […]

See Some of the Solar System’s Spookiest Sites

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Our satellites are great for spotting the various wonders of the world, and spooky sites are no exception. In the spirit of Halloween, we’ve collected a series of locations known for their creepy histories. (Beware: Visiting these places may cause goosebumps! And a burning desire to tell your friends about all the […]

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