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May 31, 2016

International Space Station Ejecting CubeSats

In May 2016, 17 CubeSats were released by the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer on the International Space Station. The Dove satellites are part of a constellation designed, built and operated by Planet Labs to take Earth images for humanitarian and environmental applications ranging from monitoring deforestation and urbanization to improving natural-disaster relief and agricultural yields in developing nations.

February 10, 2016

East View Partners with Planet Labs Offering Greater Coverage to Consumers

MINNEAPOLIS - February 10, 2016 — East View Geospatial customers will now have access to increased satellite imagery frequency, and a growing archive offering the full suite of Planet Labs products. The agreement gives East View Geospatial additional resources to meet diverse customer needs, as more than 100 Planet Labs satellites are circling the earth,

October 29, 2015

BlackBridge to Set the Grounds for Reliable Forest Degradation Monitoring in REDD+ MRV

Berlin, Oct. 29, 2015—BlackBridge, a Planet Labs company, is the leading partner of the project ForMoSa, an Innovator III project funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) through the Data User Element. The project aims at developing methodologies for forest degradation monitoring and algorithms for sensor interoperability in the frame of REDD+ MRV. These are

October 26, 2015

BlackArch Partners Advises BlackBridge Corp. on Sale to Planet Labs Inc.

CHARLOTTE, NC, October 26, 2015 — BlackArch Partners (“BlackArch”) is pleased to announce the sale of BlackBridge Corp. (“BlackBridge” or the “Company”) to Planet Labs Inc. (“Planet”).  BlackBridge, headquartered in Lethbridge, Canada, with operations in Berlin, Germany, is a vertically integrated global provider of products and services across the geospatial imaging value chain.  The Company owns

September 28, 2015

Planet Labs Commits $60 million in Geospatial Imagery to Global Community

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Labs today announced that $60 million worth of its satellite imagery would be made openly available and accessible to the global community. This is one of the largest philanthropic investments of geospatial imagery ever. It will be a valuable asset in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (Global

July 21, 2015

Planet Labs to Acquire BlackBridge

On July 15, 2015, BlackBridge, a provider of satellite imagery and geospatial solutions, entered a definitive agreement for Planet Labs to acquire the RapidEye suite of core offerings. Planet Labs designs, builds and operates a fleet of Earth-imaging satellites.

January 27, 2015

Planet Labs Raises $95 Million

Planet Labs recently closed a $70 million Series C round of financing, including $25 million debt for a total of $95 million in financing. Data Collective led this round of financing, which comes after the company’s successful launch of 73 satellites, the opening of  a new headquarters in the heart of San Francisco and the addition of Tom Barton as chief operating officer.

November 26, 2014

Geoplex and Planet Labs Partner to Supply Australia and New Zealand with Satellite Imagery

Geoplex and Planet Labs are exploring product applications for clients in Australia and New Zealand to develop crucial and up-to-date tools needed for disasters and business. “We are currently building tools on top of Planet Labs’ API, and experimenting with different applications for this data across a range of industries. As Planet Labs continues to

November 18, 2014

FCC Clears Planet Labs to Proliferate

The Federal Communications Commission recently cleared Planet Labs’ request to launch and operate nongeostationary orbit Earth Exploration Satellite Service satellites.

November 3, 2014

Antares Rocket Explodes with 26 Planet Labs Satellites Lost

An Orbital Sciences Antares rocket lifted off to start its third resupply mission to the International Space Station but suffered a catastrophic anomaly shortly after liftoff on Oct. 28. The spectacular explosion left little of the craft or cargo.