Durban, July 7, 2016

Satellite Blog Posts

Natasha Nogueira on High Altitude Balloons, Cubesats and Perseverance

Stories

This is the fourth installment in our Stellar Minds series, where we 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. This week, we’re talking to space systems engineer Natasha Nogueira, one of the stellar minds responsible […]

Using Space to Help with the Mauritius Oil Spill

News

On July 25, 2020, the Japanese-owned bulk carrier MV Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef off the coast of Mauritius, spilling at least 1,000 tons of oil and endangering some of the world’s most pristine coral reefs and lagoons. Twenty-three days later, the spill continues to threaten the reefs, human well-being […]

SkySats 19-21 to Launch on SpaceX Falcon 9 Rideshare Mission

News

Planet is set to launch three more new SkySats (SkySats 19-21) into Low Earth Orbit on August 18th (date subject to change), rounding out the fleet of SkySats already in operations and joining SkySats 16-18 that successfully launched aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 in June. Planet SkySats 1-15 operate in Sun Synchronous […]

Land Cover and Land Use: Driving Solutions with Planet Data

Stories

Sustainably managing land cover and land use is critical to meeting climate, sustainable development and food security goals around the world. Fortunately, advances in Earth observation and geospatial analysis technologies are helping us do just that. Take agricultural commodities production, for example. In 2012, Global Consumer Goods corporations signed the global New […]

Announcing Planet’s Developer Trial Program

Tech

As a developer, whenever I encounter a new API, I always hope for an easy way to take it for a test drive before I commit to signing up for anything. Being able to exercise an API in “real world” scenarios is incredibly important for evaluating it as a potential fit for […]

Planet Exceeds Business Targets, Advancing Through 2020 with Momentum

News

Like all of us, Planet has experienced significant change in 2020. We’re working from home, we’re schooling our children, business travel has stopped, health and safety is a top concern, and we’re facing the most severe recession in 100 years. We’ve made changes to our business, but remain focused on our mission […]

How Granular Delivers Fast, Frequent, In-Field Insights to Farmers

Stories

As farms continue to digitize their operations, farmers are increasingly able to blend intuition and expertise with data from new sensors that capture subtle changes in the field. Planet’s long-standing partner Granular is at the forefront of this agtech revolution, building new analytic tools to help farmers increase yields and manage risk […]

Planet Welcomes Rosanne Saccone as Chief Marketing Officer

News

I’m happy to announce that Rosanne Saccone has joined Planet as our Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Rosanne is a seasoned strategic marketing executive and leader with over 25 years of results-driven marketing and management experience in the high tech industry. Rosanne is joining Planet at a critical time as the company continues […]

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