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Planet Labs has conducted a ground demonstration that validated technologies enabling connectivity between low Earth orbit satellites and in-space communication satellites operated by the government solutions business of Telesat and the space and defense business of SES. Planet said Friday the demonstration was part of a subcontract it had received in 2022 from Telesat Government Solutions and SES Space & Defense for NASA's Communications Services Project, which seeks to evaluate the feasibility of using commercial satellite communications to support future NASA missions.

Planet Labs and NASA Harvest have formed a partnership to create an assessment tool for use in anticipating and mitigating global food shortages and famines. The agreement involves the use of Planet Labs’ satellite and other publicly available datasets, which will be analyzed by NASA’s food security and agriculture program, the company said Thursday. NASA […] More
Accenture and satellite imagery provider Planet Labs have agreed to develop artificial intelligence-powered geospatial intelligence tools to support public and private sector customers in sustainability projects. The partnership seeks to apply data from Planet’s fleet of Earth imaging satellites in efforts to help organizations across multiple sectors, such as the government, manage supply chain risks […] More
Planet Labs’ federal subsidiary has secured a contract extension from NASA to give scientists and researchers continued access to its satellite imaging data. The contract extension allows over 300,000 scientists and researchers, who are funded by the National Science Foundation and federal civilian agencies, to use the company’s data through September 2023 for studies on changing […] More
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
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