Report: Google parent company looking to unload Terra Bella
#Google acquired what was then known as #Skybox Imaging in 2014 for an estimated $500 million but now appears interested in selling the company as it seeks to cut costs. A leading contender to acquire #TerraBella is #Planet, the San Francisco-based company that operates a constellation of #Earth imaging cubesats. A deal to sell Terra Bella to Planet would likely include Google taking an equity stake in Planet. Terra Bella has been developing a fleet of smallsats that take higher resolution images than Planet’s cubesats, but less frequently. Terra Bella has seven satellites in orbit, including four launched on a Vega in September.