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SpaceX‘s Transporter-3 rideshare mission has launched a new set of 44 satellites made by Planet Labs for Earth observation. Planet said Thursday its Flock 4x batch of SuperDove satellites flew aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket under a multi-launch rideshare agreement between the two companies. Flock 4x raises the count of Planet’s Earth observation satellites to […] More
A C-level executive at Planet Labs said the San Francisco-based company expects to raise $600 million from its upcoming public offering and plans to use the capital to expand data offerings, close more acquisitions and engage additional customers, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Ashley Johnson, chief financial officer at Planet Labs, shared that the […] More
Planet is looking to expand its presence as a provider of satellite-based Earth monitoring services in the state government market through new partnerships with Alaska and Mississippi. The company said Tuesday it provided PlanetScope images to help Alaska plan aircraft trips and boost employee safety amid the state’s climate and location challenges. The images helped […] More
Planet has teamed up with New Light Technologies to deliver satellite imagery to the federal government in support of its disaster risk mitigation, response and recovery initiatives. The Earth observation services provider said Wednesday it will combine its PlanetScope imagery collection with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster response program to assess areas damaged by […] More
Planet Labs‘ federal subsidiary has received a contract extension from the National Reconnaissance Office for continued and expanded access to its daily and unclassified satellite imaging data made available via the government’s Commercial GEOINT Integration architecture. The award provides for the addition of archived imageries dating back to 2009 and high and medium-resolution data covering […] More
Planet Labs will provide researchers funded by the National Science Foundation and those at federal civilian agencies access to satellite data under a contract with NASA awarded through the Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition program. Robbie Schingler, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Planet, said in a statement published Tuesday the contract validates NASA’s commitment to […] More
Earth imagery company Planet will provide researchers at all U.S. federal civilian agencies access to PlanetScope satellite imagery under an expanded contract with NASA as part of the agency’s Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition program. “Responding to today’s climate crisis and the loss of biological diversity is urgently important, and the Earth observation community plays a […] More
Woolpert has expanded a partnership with Earth observation satellite operator Planet as both companies aim to bring geospatial data products to the global public sector market. The alliance seeks to help government customers address mapping requirements with the use of satellite and aerial data and imagery, Woolpert said Tuesday. “We don’t fly aerial imagery as […] More

Planet Labs Inc. has named Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, as chief strategist and chairman of the board of its federal business arm. At Planet Federal, Cardillo will support strategic decision-making regarding future products that correspond with the mission needs of the federal government, the company said Tuesday.

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Renee Wynn, former chief information officer at NASA, has been appointed to serve on the advisory board of information technology and cloud consulting services company Planet Technologies. Wynn, who brings over three decades of federal experience to her new role, previously managed NASA’s $2 billion IT budget in relation to 65,000 contractors and employees and retired from the agency in April 2020, Planet Technologies said Tuesday.

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