- December 29, 2010
- Chris Boshuizen, Will Marshall, Robbie Schingler
- San Francisco, CA
- Geospatial, Aerospace
- Planet Labs offers Earth-imaging satellites that map the earth to provide universal access to information about our changing planet.
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.
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