Intern - Optical Instrumentation (Payload) at Planet Labs
San Francisco, CA, US
Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.
Planet’s mission is to image the whole world every day and make global change visible, accessible and actionable.
Planet builds compact satellites and has launched the largest fleet of satellites in history to do this. We control every component of hardware design and manufacturing, so our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.
With our humble beginnings in a Cupertino garage, to a scrappy team of engineers hacking our initial satellite builds, we now find ourselves with brand new technology and market traction for our revolutionary web-based platform. Customers now have insight into the massive data we are collecting from space as well as the opportunity to perform advanced analytics and solve difficult problems with new insights.
We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we are iterating in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Be a part of our mission and help build a company that is changing the world.
Our prelaunch calibration process will be updated for an upcoming launch objective. There is much work to be done in this update and would be a great experience for an up-and-coming engineer who works in remote sensing.
In-house stray light checkout.
Update reporting scripts and automate processing.
BS (current or recent student) in optics, physics, or related field.
Nice to Haves:
Some press about us:
Our CEO, Will Marshall's Dreamforce Talk
"Tiny Satellites ushering in the New Space Revolution" Bloomberg Businessweek
"The All-Seeing Eye in the Sky video" Bloomberg Businessweek video
Planet is headquartered in San Francisco, California, Earth. If you are feeling inspired, check out our website www.planet.com/careers and apply. Be sure to include a cover letter to let us know why you think you’d be a good fit and feel free to mention anyone you have previously worked with at Planet.
We are committed to building a diverse team and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.