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April 1st, 2024
Planet to Provide Carbon Mapper, Inc. with Hyperspectral Data Until 2030

SAN FRANCISCO – Planet Labs PBC (NYSE: PL), a leading provider of daily data and insights about Earth, today announced it has signed a multi-year data-license agreement with Carbon Mapper, Inc. to provide hyperspectral core imagery to the non-profit and its partners until 2030. The $20 million agreement is made possible by initial funding led by a major climate philanthropy. Carbon Mapper, Inc. has been a key partner to Planet in developing the Tanager hyperspectral constellation, and this contract extension marks an important step in the continuation of the coalition’s shared mission to help improve understanding of and accelerate reductions in global methane and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

“Securing this continued partnership with Planet will help Carbon Mapper deliver high resolution methane and CO2 super-emitter data to decision makers around the globe,” said Riley Duren, Carbon Mapper’s Chief Executive Officer. “In particular, this agreement lays the groundwork for further expansion of the constellation of Tanager satellites and the extension of Carbon Mapper’s mission to make methane and CO2 visible in a transparent fashion through our public data portal.”

“We are on the verge of being able to precisely characterize facility-scale methane emissions across the globe,” said Mark Keremedjiev, Planet’s Mission Director for the Tanager Hyperspectral Mission. “We believe the Tanager constellation will help enable real action in the fight against climate change and this contract extension with Carbon Mapper ensures our ability to provide uniquely powerful data for the long term.”

The first Tanager satellite is planned to launch in 2024 and is designed to capture hyperspectral imagery across the visible and shortwave infrared regions (VSWIR). This contract marks an extension to an existing data-license agreement between Planet and Carbon Mapper. The multi-year extension covers 2026 to 2030. Beyond methane detection and CO2 measurements, Tanager data are planned to address a wide-range of potential use cases across commercial, civil, and defense applications.

About Planet Labs PBC

Planet is a leading provider of global, daily satellite imagery and geospatial solutions. Planet is driven by a mission to image the world every day, and make change visible, accessible and actionable. Founded in 2010 by three NASA scientists, Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest Earth observation fleet of imaging satellites. Planet provides mission-critical data, advanced insights, and software solutions to over 950 customers, comprising the world’s leading agriculture, forestry, intelligence, education and finance companies and government agencies, enabling users to simply and effectively derive unique value from satellite imagery. Planet is a public benefit corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange as PL. To learn more visit www.planet.com and follow us on Twitter.

About Carbon Mapper Inc

Carbon Mapper is a nonprofit based in Pasadena, CA with the mission to drive greenhouse gas emissions reductions by making methane and carbon dioxide data accessible and actionable. Carbon Mapper is focused on filling gaps in the emerging ecosystem of methane and CO2 monitoring systems by delivering data at facility scale that is precise, timely, and accessible to empower science-based decision making and action. The organization leads a public-private partnership including Planet Labs, PBC and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory among others focused on developing and deploying a constellation of satellites capable of detecting, quantifying, and verifying methane emissions worldwide. Data from these satellites will offer the next major step in scaling up the thousands of methane plumes and CO2 plumes already publicly available on the Carbon Mapper data portal. Learn more at carbonmapper.org, view our data at data.carbonmapper.org, and follow us on Twitter @carbonmapper

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