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SES’ government arm has partnered with Planet Labs to develop a satellite-powered connectivity platform under a NASA program that aims to demonstrate near-Earth communications by 2025. The partnership seeks to create a commercial space relay service that will use SES’ O3b mPOWER system and other satellites, the company said Tuesday. SES Government Solutions booked a […] 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 Labs' 10 remote sensing satellites took off Tuesday aboard the Orbital ATK-built Minotaur C rocket that launched at 2:37 p.m. Pacific time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Four Planet's Dove satellites launched into sun-synchronous orbit approximately 350 miles above the Earth following the deployment of six SkySat spacecraft into space, Orbital ATK said Tuesday. Rich Straka, […] More
TeleCommunication Systems will supply Planet Labs with the X/Y Tracking Antenna Systems to help track the Flock-1 Earth-imaging satellite constellation. TCS said Wednesday that features of the tracking antennas for the low-Earth orbit satellites include uplink satellite command and imaging data reception. “Capturing these high-resolution views of the earth at significant volume is a major milestone in the space industry,” […] More
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
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

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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OGSystems will team with Planet to build a location-based intelligence platform that combines commercial remote sensing, big data and cognitive analytics. The companies said Monday the BlueGlass platform will work to offer real-time insights delivered through situational awareness, anomaly alerting and reporting on activities that could lead to potential risks to user operations. “OGSystems’ vision for BlueGlass was born out of our […] More
Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and a four-time Wash100 awardee, said the U.S. should support its space-based infrastructure with a responsive launch capability to help deter adversaries and improve national security. He wrote in a commentary published Friday on Defense News that the Department of Defense should come up with resources […] More
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