I am Will Marshall, CEO of Planet, and I’m here to talk to you about going to space to build a data company using the world’s largest fleet of Earth observation satellites. Ask Me Anything!
Hi Reddit, I’m Will, a former NASA scientist with a PhD in quantum physics from Oxford and currently the Co-Founder and CEO of Planet (see video below). Planet operates 200 satellites that collect images of the entire Earth’s landmass every day (for the first time in history!) -- to help us take care of our planet.
I believe we are entering a space renaissance that will change how we see and measure our environment and understand our planet. Planet’s data is being used today in various ways that show just the tip of the iceberg (pun intended) for what will be possible tomorrow.
In short, I am excited to talk about building little spaceships to help us to take care of our favourite spaceship, the Earth :) As a space geek, I love the space community, and am looking forward to discussing everything from physics and satellites to ecosystems to aliens:)
Visit me on Twitter @Will4Planet & @planet.
Check out this video to learn more about Planet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDftStOPevM