Chester Gillmore, VP of Spacecraft & Manufacturing

Chester Gillmore, part of the early team at Planet, is Vice President of Spacecraft Development & Manufacturing. More than 18 different versions of the Dove class satellite have been designed, prototyped, qualified and launched. Planet’s factories have flexible concurrent assembly, integration, test, & qualification lines that can produce over 25 satellites a week. The development teams tightly integrated and working hand in with manufacturing have realized an unprecedented capability, coined ‘Agile Aerospace’. Planet’s mission is to use space to help life on Earth. Prior to Joining planet Chester was helping Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network (LCOGT) build and operate a longitudinally deployed global network of fully robotic autonomous 1M and 0.4M telescopes used for scientific research.

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