Planet, as part of an Airbus-led consortium, is excited to announce a commercial contract to service the European Commission and European Space Agency Copernicus Programme, the European ambitious Earth observation initiative. Planet will contribute to the consortium close to 1.7 million square kilometers of very high resolution satellite imagery of the continent in the coming year.
The consortium is led by Airbus, which will also provide imagery in addition to data and service providers Deimos Imaging, IGN, and Space4Environment. The VHR2018 consortium will operate in parallel to Planet’s recently announced partnership with Airbus, and demonstrates Planet’s commitment to Europe’s Earth observation ecosystem.
“This is an important partnership for Planet as it brings together major players in the private and public sectors to leverage our global, daily imagery to do something that has historically been very difficult to achieve,” said Will Marshall, CEO and cofounder of Planet. “Europe is very much ahead of the curve in terms of public-private cooperation and turning data into a public good, and we’re proud to be a part of this.”
“This contract shows the confidence of ESA in Airbus and its partners to fulfill such a demanding satellite imagery programme,” said François Lombard, Head of ...