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Planet Eyes Trade at China—North Korea Border

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Planet’s constellation of 50-plus satellites has imaged one border crossing between China and North Korea nearly 20 times in the last six months. Collectively, this deep stack of images provides valuable evidence to analysts interested in the state of trade between the two countries. In our latest Planet Stories article, nonproliferation and […]

Meet a Planeteer: Alex, Embedded Software

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I’m a People Partner here at Planet. I work to ensure that every Planeteer—whether they’re on Mission Operations or Marketing—continues to learn and grow professionally while at Planet. We recently kicked off the “Meet a Planeteer” video series, featuring Giselle from our Sales Team, and Shireen from our People Team. Now I’m […]

Space Goes Local: Satellites Can Power Smart Government

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Landscapes are changing. Cites are growing. Research from the United Nations shows that in 2008, for the first time, half of the world’s population was living in an urban environment – the other half remaining in rural areas. By the year 2050, 70 percent of the world population will live in a […]

Three Years in Space

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On this day in 2013, Dove 2 escaped the surly bonds of Earth aboard a Soyuz 2-1A rocket (along with an unsuspecting and ill-fated crew of 45 mice, 8 gerbils and 15 geckos and some friends). The launch, on a sunny day at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, proceeded perfectly and first contact […]

Illegal Gold Mine Encroaches into Protected Rainforest

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From the beginning, Planet’s constellation of Dove satellites has been built around high-frequency imagery with the goal of near-real-time observation of change. Today, we saw one of the most striking examples of this value proposition. As part of Planet’s Ambassadors Program, analysts at the Amazon Conservation Association used high-frequency Planet imagery to […]

Get Definitive Skytruth with Esoterra

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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.

We are People People

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I’m a recruiter on the Planet Labs People Team. I work with every team—from Spacecraft to Sales—to hire talented, mission driven new Planeteers who are passionate about using space to help life on Earth. My colleague, Elizabeth, recently kicked off our “Meet a Planeteer” video series with a look at what a […]

An Insider's Look at Planet Labs

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I’m a recruiter here at Planet Labs. There’s never a dull moment when you’re working with some of the most creative minds in business, aerospace and software. One of the most rewarding (and exciting) aspects of my job is seeing dedicated employees grow over time. One of those employees is Giselle Cheung, […]

Mapping Water Scarcity with MetaMeta

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In the attic of MetaMeta’s Netherlands office, the ceiling presses down on Frank van Steenbergen’s tall frame. “I wish I’d started MetaMeta ten years earlier,” he says, letting a broad smile settle onto his face. Frank, who bounces between Addis Ababa, Pakistan, Nairobi and the Netherlands on a monthly basis, almost never […]

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