Planet announced today that it closed its Series D fundraising in 2018, collecting $168 million in cash. The capital will be used to accelerate Planet’s business growth in the high and medium-resolution data markets, including developing Planet’s core data analytics…...
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The energy industry has seen an unprecedented amount of growth in the last six years - solar power capacity has increased 15x, wind energy has increased 1.8x to account for nearly 6.5% of total electricity consumption - and the oil…CONTINUE READING
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…CONTINUE READING
Launching frequently (four times a year, on average) is part of our DNA. This rapid approach to aerospace allows us to iteratively test and deploy new technologies into orbit that will sustain our global monitoring mission and drive increased value…CONTINUE READING
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 […]CONTINUE READING
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. […]CONTINUE READING
Last week, we partnered with Google to bring together technology experts to explore the next wave of insights and applications being built upon geospatial datasets. Moderator Marshall Burke lead the conversation joined by Fei Xue, Machine Learning Specialist at Google; Planet’s own Gopal Erinjippurath, Sr. Director, Analytics Engineering; Pierre Massat, Head of […]CONTINUE READING
Planet is a strong supporter of women in the space industry. We teamed up with Rocket Lab to create a mission patch honoring the first woman astronaut, Valentina Tereshkova; every year we send amazing women Planeteers to the Grace Hopper conference; and we strive to uphold diversity at all levels of the […]CONTINUE READING
Two SkySat satellites and three latest-generation Dove satellites (Flock 3s) were successfully launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base on December 3rd. Planet was the lead payload on Spaceflight’s SSO-A launch, otherwise known as the the SmallSat Express, which included 64 satellites from 35 different organizations across […]CONTINUE READING