Another company has joined the burgeoning space industry in Washington State. San Francisco-based Planet, with offices in several other countries, has opened an engineering office in Bellevue, Washington. The company is deploying nanosatellites that create an orbiting imaging system. The imagery becomes a resource for tracking crop production, urban development, environmental changes and monitoring disasters. Read more in Geekwire.com
Washington’s space industry is flourishing and companies like Planet can find the engineering talent they want along with the cloud computing resources and data analytics expertise they need. The space exploration ecosystem in Washington State includes major players such as: Blue Origin, Boeing, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Tethers Unlimited, Vulcan Aerospace, SpaceX, Planetary Resources and Spaceflight Industries’ BlackSky.
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