Planet Labs’ API and satellite imagery platform provide access to data with global coverage, high relevance (through a fresh and consistent, deep archive), autonomous operations, and ease of use. This upends the traditional satellite and aerial imagery market, which is centered around tasking spacecraft to point and image a specific area -- resulting in limited observations, missed serendipitous events, and high-touch operations and product delivery.
Our platform is enabled by agile aerospace. This means that we 1) embrace Silicon Valley best practices across spacecraft development, mission control, and product development, and 2) leverage heavy investment made in consumer technology. We’re applying Moore’s Law to satellites.