“The real opportunity is to deliver insight in a way that helps anyone make a better decision,” said Robbie Schingler, Planet co-founder and chief strategy officer, shown above speaking at GEOINT 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. “That’s when we will evolve this smaller industry, which is about a $5 billion addressable market, to be part of the business-to-business information services economy, a $100 billion, $200 billion industry. That’s what we’re focused on.” Credit: @GEOINTSYMPOSIUM via Twitter
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NorthStar Earth and Space's planned 40-satellite constellation will use hyperspectral and infrared cameras to monitor Earth, and optical cameras to monitor space. Credit: NorthStar Earth and Space
Spire CEO Peter Platzer, second from left, and Planet CEO Will Marshall, third from left, spoke Nov. 12 at  ESA's PhiWeek in Frascati, Italy. Credit: ESA video still
Space Rider aims to provide Europe with an affordable, independent, reusable end-to-end integrated space transportation system for routine access and return from low orbit. It will be used to transport payloads for an array of applications, orbit altitudes and inclinations. Credit: ESA
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The first wind data from ESA’s Aeolus satellite released Sept. 12 shows three quarters of one orbit. The image shows large-scale easterly and westerly winds between Earth’s surface and the lower stratosphere, including jet streams. As the satellite orbits from the Arctic towards the Antarctic, it senses, for example, strong westerly wind streams at mid latitudes (shown in blue). Closer to Antarctic, Aeolus senses strong westerly winds circling the Antarctic continent in the troposphere and stratosphere (shown in blue left of Antarctica and in red right of Antarctica.) Credit: ESA
This is an Airbus satellite image of Houston, Texas. Credit: Airbus
This image compares optical red, green, blue imagery (left) with synthetic aperture radar imagery (right) to demonstrate how data from various sensors on the Descartes Labs platform can be used to detect illegal fishing. Credit: Descartes Labs
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Chris Boshuizen, Will Marshall and Robbie Schingler cofounded Planet in 2010. The firm grew to employ nearly 500 people. Credit: Planet
A Long March 3A lifts off June 6 from Xichang Satellite Launch Centre with Fengyun-2H weather satellite. Credit: CASC
This image of Cuba was taken by the HyperScout hyperspectral camera flying onboard the GomX-4B nanosatellite. Credit: Cosine Measurement Systems
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