Planet Labs cofounder and chief executive Will Marshall said in a blogpost, “We’ve long admired what the team at Terra Bella has achieved and we think the SkySat constellation of 7 high resolution satellites is highly complementary to Planet’s existing medium resolution 60-satellite fleet.
“The former enable regular, rapidly updated snapshots of select areas of the globe at sub-meter resolution; the latter regular, global coverage at 3-5 meter resolution. The two systems under one roof will be truly unique and will enable valuable new capabilities.”
Google VP of product and engineering Jen Fitzpatrick said: “Terra Bella has accomplished a lot in the past two years—including the design and launch of five more satellites. We’re excited to see what’s ahead for Terra Bella, and look forward to being a long-term customer.”
Established in 2010 by a team of ex-NASA scientists, Planet Labs is an American Earth imaging private firm based in San Francisco, California.
The company designs and manufactures Triple-CubeSat miniature satellites, dubbed Doves that are then delivered into orbit as passengers on other rocket launch missions.
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