Planet

Planet

Planet is a startup based in San Francisco and founded by former NASA employees that collects information about our changing planet via a fleet of compact, highly capable Earth-imaging satellites.

Planet’s mission is to image the entire Earth every day, and make global change visible, accessible and actionable.

The broad coverage and high frequency of Planet’s satellite imagery will enable customers with unprecedented access to global and local insights that currently are either impossible or cost-prohibitive to obtain. In addition to California, Planet has offices in Germany and Canada where they deliver market-leading geospatial imagery to a global network of customers and partners in over 100 countries. Learn more at www.planet.com

FUNDING ROUNDS*

TOTAL FUNDING 2017: $183,100,000.00

  • April, 2015  / $23,000,000
  • Jan 20, 2015 / $70,000,000
  • Jan 20, 2015  / $25,000,000
  • Dec, 2013 /  $52,000,000
  • Jun, 2013 / $13,100,000

COMPANY DETAILS

Our mission is to image the entire Earth every day and make global change visible, accessible, and actionable.

Planet is a team of physicists and engineers led by former NASA scientists Chris Boshuizen, Will Marshall, and Robbie Schingler, and now operates the world’s the largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites.

From precision agriculture and emergency response to supply chain and infrastructure monitoring, we believe that timely, global imagery and analytics will empower informed, deliberate, and meaningful stewardship of our planet.

The company designs and manufactures Triple-CubeSat miniature satellites called Doves that are then delivered into orbit as passengers on other rocket launch missions. Each Dove Earth observation satellite continuously scans Earth, sending data once it passes over a ground station. Together, Doves form a satellite constellation that provides a complete image of Earth at 3-5 m optical resolution. Small size and a relatively low cost enable the company to quickly prototype and test new designs, while avoiding a loss of significant assets in a disaster. The images gathered by Doves, available under an open data access policy, provide up-to-date information relevant to climate monitoring, crop yield prediction, urban planning, and disaster response.[1] With acquisition of BlackBridge in July 2015, Planet Labs had 87 Dove and 5 RapidEye satellites in orbit.[3] In February 2017, Planet launched an additional 88 Dove satellites. In 2017, Google sold its subsidiary Terra Bella and its SkySat satellite constellation to Planet Labs.