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Satellite imagery provider Planet has agreed to collaborate with Saint Louis University under a contract that grants a geospatial research group access to the company’s data. Opening up Planet’s resources to the eight academic institutions that comprise Taylor Geospatial Institute, the new multi-year contract constitutes Planet’s most expansive direct university endeavor and is slated to boost […] More
Planet Labs was tapped by SES Government Solutions and Telesat Government Solutions to support the contractors’ work under a NASA program aimed at enabling real-time space-to-space communications for future agency missions. Under NASA’s Communication Services Project, Planet said Tuesday it will help SES and Telesat enable connections between low Earth orbit satellites and other communication […] More
Jonathan Mathers, a former HII senior executive, has joined Earth observation and satellite imagery company Planet as a business development manager responsible for overseeing Department of Defense and intelligence community projects. Mathers previously served as a senior business development manager at HII focused on identifying opportunities for command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and […] More
Planet Labs has received a new contract to continue providing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration with satellite imagery in support of oil spill monitoring activities in the Gulf of Mexico. The San Francisco-based company said Wednesday it will deliver PlanetScope and SkySat imaging products to NOAA to help it acquire more information about the […] More
The National Reconnaissance Office has selected three space technology companies for a 10-year, multibillion-dollar contracting program to acquire commercial imagery and remote sensing data products for the defense and intelligence communities. BlackSky, Maxar and Planet have received the Electro-Optical Commercial Layer awards from the NRO in order to initiate enhanced transparency, situational awareness and humanitarian aid, […] More
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
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
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