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Contributor: PR Newswire New York
Wednesday, August 12 2020 - 17:00
Planet Exceeds Business Targets, Advancing Through 2020 with Momentum
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Planet ( 
), operator of history's largest commercial fleet of satellites, today 
announced that they doubled the amount of new business booked in the second 
quarter of 2020 (Q2), compared to the same period a year ago. They're seeing an 
increase of inbound interest and results indicate that remote sensing data is 
critically important ( 
) to industries when in-person travel is limited and personnel health and 
safety is a top priority. 

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In the first half of 2020, Planet increased first-time customers by 21 percent, 
compared to the same period in 2019. They saw over 100 percent year-over-year 
growth across all product lines, with SkySat tasking ( 
) achieving more than a 200 percent increase. Planet is experiencing huge 
demand for their data by users in civil government ( 
), forestry ( 
), the U.S. federal government ( 
), academia, and international government ( 
). These customers are using Planet's data to remotely and safely monitor 
infrastructure, enforce code and permitting regulations, and track assets. They 
also expanded their partnership with Esri ( 
), enabling users of the market-leading GIS platform to purchase and access 
Planet's data directly.

Planet's teams have grown to support increased demand and they've welcomed 
talented new leaders to the company, including Ashley Johnson ( 
) as CFO, Rosanne Saccone ( 
) as CMO, and Wendy Tan White ( 
) to their Board of Directors. Recognizing their role in helping to stop social 
injustice, they're doubling down on efforts to make Planet a diverse and 
inclusive environment. And on the space and product side, they've launched 
three more SkySats ( 
) and released a suite of new capabilities ( 
) to their market-leading high-resolution product line. 

Planet is focused on finishing 2020 strong. They'll be hosting their second 
user conference, Planet Explore ( 
), continuing their work with journalists ( 
), researchers and academia, and launching more satellites on multiple rockets. 
You can expect to see more product enhancements that help users capitalize on 
their capabilities and data. 

This year will be hard for all, but Planet hopes that by supporting each other 
and continuing to deliver for their users, they might be a bright spot in a 
bleak landscape, and play some small part in bringing about a better future.

About Planet

Planet is the leading provider of global, near-daily satellite imagery data and 
insights. Founded in 2010 by NASA scientists, Planet designs, builds and 
operates the largest Earth observation fleet of satellites, and provides the 
online software, tools and analytics needed to deliver data to users. 

Sarah Bates 

SOURCE: Planet Labs