PlanetIQ

PlanetIQ

A Golden, Colorado based company that aims to launch satellites for weather tracking.

PlanetIQ aims to understand Earth's atmosphere in order to provide weather forecasting and climate monitoring. The company was founded in 2012, by Chris McCormick and Robert Kursinski.

PlanetiQ has stated that its goal is to launch a commercial constellation focused on weather, climate and space weather, with 12 microsatellites on orbit. The company provides global atmospheric data for weather updates and natural disasters. They look to cover weather and climate modules for populations and areas to help protect lives and properties.

The company provides analysis of high-impact weather events to demonstrate and provide forecasts. The company took part in an experiment that was conducted by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting that showed how traditional computer modeling predicted Hurricane Sandy to stay out at sea. PlanetiQ's polar-orbiting satellites were able to forecast the actual direction of the storm.

The company is launching a constellation of roughly twenty small satellites to provide over four-hundred million observations everyday. The satellites offer forecasting for weather, space-weather, and climate monitoring. The data is generated by GPS signals that interact with earth's atmosphere.

Timeline

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
PlanetiQ Series B round, July 2019
18,700,000
July 10, 2019
2 Results
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Chris McCormick

Board member

Emil Robert Kursinski

Founder

Kelly S. Wells

Employee

Steve Joanis

CEO

Steven Tyler Joanis

Founder

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

About PlanetIQ | PlanetIQ

Web

PlanetIQ - Crunchbase Company Profile & Funding

Web

PlanetIQ | Critical Data for a Smarter Planet

Web

Three companies win NOAA commercial weather data pilot contracts - SpaceNews.com

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

PlanetIQ

Golden, Colorado, United States

Satellite Forecasting

References

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