Will Marshall Blog Posts

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 […]

Celebrating the International Day of Human Spaceflight

Stories

Today we celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Human Space Flight, a day that commemorates cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s historic orbital flight in 1961. While the origin of this date is tied to the first human space flight (and is usually celebrated around the world with some rockin’, space-themed Yuri’s Night parties), […]

The End of a Decade: The Start of a New Space Era

Tech

Over the last decade, we’ve entered the era of the “Space Renaissance,” a rebirth of space activities that are accelerating innovation. Agile aerospace—a philosophy of spacecraft development that encourages rapid iteration—was largely just a thought-kernel in the minds of aerospace experts 10 years ago, and now it’s an ideal that many in […]

What is Agile Aerospace? Learn Planet’s Approach

Stories

Agile aerospace is a philosophy of spacecraft development that encourages rapid iteration, where the aim is to make small improvements to every spacecraft design instead of exhaustively trying to perfect each one on the first try. The goal of this approach is to continue to optimize spacecraft architecture through an evolution of […]

Planet Integrates Tools with Pioneering GIS Company Esri

News

At the Esri User Conference, Planet CEO Will Marshall just announced Planet’s release of the ArcGIS Pro desktop plug-in for Esri, a GIS global market leader with a suite of tools often used by Planet customers. The plug-in, referred to as an “add-in” by Esri, will allow customers to easily access, view […]

Planet Hosts 150+ International Governors, State Secretaries, & Researchers at Climate.EO Event

Stories

Earth observation technologies continue to play a vital role in our understanding of global climate change. To advance these efforts and inspire deeper commitments to sustainability, Planet and Norway’s Ministry of Climate and Environment co-hosted Climate.EO, an affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit. Held at Planet’s San Francisco headquarters, Climate.EO […]

Planet to Provide High-Resolution Imagery to Copernicus Programme as Part of Airbus-Led Consortium

News

Planet, as part of an Airbus-led consortium, is excited to announce a commercial contract to service the European Commission and European Space Agency Copernicus Programme, the ambitious European Earth observation initiative. Planet will contribute to the consortium close to 1.7 million square kilometers of very high resolution satellite imagery of the continent […]

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