Back to Mobile View
Subscribe to the CrunchBase Daily for the latest on Fundings, Acquisitions, and Startup Events

General Information

Websiteplanet-labs.com
Twitter@planetlabs
CategoryTransportation
Phone800-549-0480
Emailpartners@planet-l...
Employees
Founded12/2010
DescriptionImaging Satellite Startup

Offices

San Francisco, USA

People

Funding

Tags

Planet Labs

Planet Labs (formerly Cosmogia) was founded by former NASA scientists to provide universal access to information about the changing planet.

They plan to launch the world’s largest fleet of imaging satellites that will map the entire Earth to better understand the changing planet and ecosystems. The company successfully launched two imaging satellites in April 2013 for testing purposes.

The startup was founded in 2010 by Robbie Schingler, William Marshall and Chris Boshuizen, who are all physicists who previously worked at NASA. They first met at an international conference that gathered young professionals to make policy recommendations on how space can benefit humanity, and since then all worked on small scientific satellites at NASA Ames. Schingler also worked at NASA HQ where he helped to incubate NASA’s Space Technology program.

Recent Milestones

Videos

Above:

Thinking big by looking small: Chris Boshuizen at TEDxSF

Added: 12/18/13

Screenshots

Planet Labs screenshot
Above: Planet Labs Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 6/26/13
Planet Labs screenshot
Above: Planet Labs Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 6/26/13

Sources

  1. Planet Labs Raises $13M From OATV, Founders Fund To Build The World’s Largest Fleet Of Earth-Imaging Satellites (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Planet Labs Raises $52 Million From Yuri Milner To Build The World’s Biggest (Little) Flock Of Satellites (techcrunch.com) [edit]
Edit This Page
Last Edited 1/10/14

Revision History RSS Picture

Sharing

Share this page on Twitter or Facebook:
Or copy this code to embed a widget: customize »

TechCrunch Posts TechCrunch Logo Small Picture

External Links

CrunchBase API

Sponsors



Become a Sponsor
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Licensing Policy