Industry Deep Dives: Earth Observation to the Power of Hundreds – the Story of Planet

Tuesday 2 October 2018, 17:10 – 17:30

Location: Bremen Conference Center – DLR Hall


Planet designs, builds, and launches satellites faster than any company or government in history by using lean, low-cost electronics and design iteration. Their Doves, which make up the world’s largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites, “line scan” the planet to image the entire Earth daily. They launch new satellites into orbit every three or four months. Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Planet’s Senior Director for European Affairs, will dive deeper into the notion of the agile space that Planet operates by and the game changer small satellites have been to the Earth observation ecosystem.

Organized by:


Robie I. Samanta Roy

Vice President for Technology and Innovation,

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company,

United States






Agnieszka Łukaszczyk 

Senior Director – European Policy,







Full Bio

Agnieszka Lukaszczyk is a Senior Director for European Affairs at Planet. A Polish/American national, has worked at the European Commission, Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Space Data for Societal Challenges and Growth Unit. She also worked at the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, Space Policy and Research Unit. Before she joined the Commission, Agnieszka was the Brussels Office Director for the Secure World Foundation. In addition, she is the former Chairperson and the former Executive Director of the Space Generation Advisory Council in Support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. Agnieszka also worked at the European Space Policy Institute as a research fellow. Agnieszka serves as the Vice President – Europe for the World Space Week And Sits on the Board Of Directors for the Women in Aerospace-Europe. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Space Security at the Polish Defence Academy. She holds a Master’s degree from the Warsaw School of Economics in Management of Space in New Economies and a Master’s degree from the American University School of International Service in International Politics plus a Bachelor degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee. She also studied at the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Brussels, Belgium; the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and the World Trade Institute in Berne, Switzerland. She gained professional experience at the Political Section of the Polish Embassy in Washington DC, American Electronics Association in Brussels, European Department of the Polish Senate in Warsaw and the Warsaw Business Journal.