B&P #25: SpaceX, Blue Origin & Planet: Why Startups lead the Race for Space


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Planet CEO Will Marshall about Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos & how he has built the world’s largest fleet of satellites

Welcome to the first interstellar episode of the Bits & Pretzels podcast! After with SpaceX for the first time in history a private company successfully sent two US astronauts to the International Space Station, the stars of space-gazing entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and many more have risen: among them Will Marshall, the co-founder and CEO of San Francisco-Berlin based startup Planet, which has built the largest fleet of satellites the world has ever seen. Each of the minisats covers an image of more than 2 million square kilometers per day & has just the seize of a wine bottle (Planet calls them "doves"). So that's more than the area of Germany. Will works closely with Elon Musk, and his satellite images serve governments, researchers and farmers. In conversation with Bits & Pretzels' Editor-in-Chief Britta Weddeling he shares how he has built his space company, how he got Google to buy into his startup for $500 million and about his vision to index the world like Google has indexed the internet to make it searchable.

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Britta Weddeling, Editor-in-Chief of Bits & Pretzels


Will Marshall, co-founder & CEO of Planet Labs


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