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STARTUP SPACE WEEK: Planet Labs; Developing Cubesats For More Accurate Imaging Of Earths Changing Surface -

Start-Ups Aim to Conquer Space Market

The Defense Department wants the ability "to stare" at targeted locations on the globe for long periods of time. But the technology it hopes one day will lead to a revolution in space-based imagery surveillance is already a reality. Leading the charge into this new frontier is a small San Francisco-based startup, Planet Labs Inc., founded by a team of former NASA scientists. In February, the company launched the world’s largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites, which it calls…

A close-up of Planet Labs' Dove 2 Earth-imaging cubesat, which launched to orbit in April 2013. Credit: Copyright Planet Labs, Inc

Planet Labs’ mini-satellites take flight toward the International Space Station

The future of Earth imaging: 28 “Dove” satellites the size of shoe boxes that will help San Francisco startup Planet Labs build a constantly-updating view of our world.

San Francisco-based startup Airware hopes that all the unmanned aerial vehicles destined for the skies in the United States, will have something in common: They'll run on the Airware platform. #drones

With 2 More Cubesats in Orbit, Earth-imaging Startup Planet Labs Ships Next Batch of 28 to Wallops

Planet Labs is preparing for the scheduled launch Dec. 15 of its operational Earth imaging constellation of 28 satellites, dubbed Flock 1, t...

Laboratory-Grown Meat Will Save the Planet - and Be a Billion-Dollar Business - Startups around the world are racing to become the globe’s premier source of cultured meat.