Planet designs, builds and operates large fleets of Earth imaging satellites that provide imagery, insights and information about the changing planet for commercial and humanitarian applications.

With more than 149 satellites in orbit, Planet provides the highest cadence imagery of our planet ever collected. This level of detail generates an entirely new dataset which can be used to regularly monitor the changing planet to make better and more sustainable decisions.

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Applications range from carbon monitoring, food security, disaster response and deforestation to insurance and city services. The objective is to use the imagery as data for new products and services that advance social good. In the wake of the Nepal Earthquake in April 2015, Planet made their platform accessible for organizations and the public. Pre-quake imagery data was used to assess damage and to assist relief efforts.

We’re creating a line scanner for the planet..

Will Marshall – Co-founder and CEO, Planet.

Why you should care

Access to unique and recent imagery can change the way we approach global stewardship and help us to tackle some of the world’s most complex problems with better information. Planet’s mission is to make it possible for global change data to be visible, accessible and actionable for those who need it most.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Decent work and economic growth
Planet increases access to information which can be used by industries to monitor and manage their efforts to be more sustainable and reduce their environmental footprints.

Climate action
Researchers and nonprofit organizations have used Planet’s data for climate resilience purposes, integrating it into tools like crowdsourcing crisis responses or monitoring fragile ecosystems.

Life on land
Planet’s technology can be used for various forms of environmental monitoring, such as mapping deforestation and retreating ice sheets, as well as helping nature conservation efforts.

About Planet

Planet designs, builds, and launches satellites faster than any company or government in history by using lean, low-cost electronics and design iteration.

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Global Goals addressed

Deployed in: Worldwide
Developed in: United States of America
Stage: Full implementation