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Introducing Planet Orbit: Planet’s New Partner Program


Today we’re happy to announce the launch of Planet Orbit—Planet’s new partner program—which provides customers with a trusted partner ecosystem and unique data set. The program allows partners to gain access to geospatial data not otherwise available in the commercial market, create powerful solutions and differentiate their business.

“Planet is positioned to transform a variety of industries through our unique dataset, providing insights to our customers at a speed never before possible,” says John Atkinson, vice president of Channel Sales at Planet. “Unlike traditional satellite imagery service providers who focus strictly on resellers, Planet Orbit works with a range of partners who offer last-mile solutions that leverage our platform’s robust APIs, PlanetScope daily imagery, and high resolution SkySat tasking. Planet Orbit partners are disrupting their industries, and moving ahead of their competitors, while setting themselves up for long-term growth in the market.”

Planet Orbit is designed to enable our partners to build market competencies in Planet products and verticals. By introducing Gold and Platinum levels, our customers get access to Planet-certified partners with specific domain expertise. As partners commit to Planet’s business, Planet fuels their success through a variety of benefits, including:

  • A new Planet Orbit portal that acts as a one stop shop to learn, manage, and grow our partner’s Planet-based business—including a new deal registration process
  • Partner Enablement, which provides the training, tools, and certifications they need to grow their business
  • Access to an exclusive community of innovators and opportunities for strategic collaboration
  • For Gold and Platinum partners, we offer dedicated Partner Business Managers, lead distribution, and joint marketing activities—like webinars, live events, and marketing campaigns

“At Kayrros, we have brought together the biggest group of satellite imagery specialists in Europe and have been able to provide clients with an unprecedented level of insight and accuracy, unthinkable even a few years ago,” says Antoine Rostand, founder and CEO of Kayrros. “This partnership with Planet and their Stereo SkySat imagery allows us to build on that, particularly in the exciting area of 3D mapping.”

At Planet, we are focused on expanding our world class partner ecosystem to drive the use of Planet data and services. Over the next few months we will be expanding our ecosystem while working with our existing Planet Orbit partners to drive growth. Planet is investing heavily in our partnership program, and it’s exciting to see our partners literally changing the world with the solutions they are developing.

To learn more about how to partner with Planet, come join us at our Global Partner Summit being held at Explore 19, Planet’s first-ever user conference. The conference will take place on October 15 and 16 at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. Event registration and details can be found here. In the meantime, reach out to us via email at partners@planet.com.