In 1969, a well blew out off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. Miles of beaches, filled with animal and human life covered in oily sludge, captivated public interest and galvanized the local community to take action. One year later,…...
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Last fall, Planet completed Mission 1: imaging the Earth’s entire landmass every single day. It was a landmark achievement and a first in the history of humanity. But the big question on everyone’s minds since has been, Now what? We’ve…CONTINUE READING
Exciting things are afoot at Planet as we dive into the second quarter of 2018. One big development is the arrival of two executives who will help Planet continue to grow as a business. Today, we’re happy to welcome Keith…CONTINUE READING
Today we’re excited to launch Planet’s Developer Center, a hub where technologists can learn how to use satellite imagery and analytic tools to uncover new insights about our changing planet. Whether you’re a developer, an imagery analyst, a researcher, a…CONTINUE READING
Massive floods in Peru. Earthquakes in Mexico. Hurricanes and wildfires in the United States. 2017 was an unprecedented year for natural disasters around the world, inflicting a tragic toll measured in lost lives, displaced communities, damaged property, and economic and ecological disruption. In the U.S. alone, NOAA estimates that weather-related disasters cost […]CONTINUE READING
A few weeks ago, I attended a roundtable with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosted by Marc Benioff, with other Silicon Valley business leaders, on the topics of diversity and equality. What brought us together was the conviction that there needs to be more cross-industry discussion and that everyone benefits when there […]CONTINUE READING
In April, 2017, Planet launched its Education and Research Program, which enables scientists and researchers at universities to apply for non-commercial access to up to 10,000 km2 of data per month. In less than a year, more than 1,400 scientists and researchers across more than 70 countries have come onboard, leveraging Planet’s […]CONTINUE READING
Last week, top leaders in the European space community from public and private organizations gathered at Planet’s Berlin office to discuss the new space landscape in Europe. Over the past two decades, Europe has established itself as a leader in space, dominated by heavy investment from the government. The strong role of […]CONTINUE READING
Planet’s mission from the beginning was to disrupt space. But the rise of cloud computing in Silicon Valley six years ago gave us another opportunity on the data side: to build our whole ground segment in a cloud native manner. Everything Planet has built – from the ground stations and our data […]CONTINUE READING