Planet Enterprises is an aerospace technology incubator. We enable future science return through creative space mission concepting, and the design and development of advanced robotic systems.
"Provide ships or sails adapted to the heavenly breezes, and there will be some who will brave even that void."
- Johannes Kepler, 1608.
Our small company culture fuels the fire of innovation. Space design challenges are seen from a fresh perspective and are backed with decades of design experience. The Deming Philosophy, Lean Principles, and Voice of the Customer (VOC) are core to our agile design process.
WE SET YOU UP FOR MISSION SUCCESS
As projects transition out of the incubation phase and into environmental testing, all aspects of the concept requirements are thoroughly documented. This includes manufacturing plans, quality procedures, material requirements, and lab test results associated with each component. Digital twinning allows us to carry this history forward effortlessly and provide the concept to mission customers with less of a paperwork burden than traditional development processes allow.
Planet Enterprises began as a rural startup in the summer of 2000. Our first project was improving a valveless pulsejet engine design to support undersea vehicle integration. This was the world's first attempt at leveraging undersea supercavitation technology with an airbreathing pulsejet propulsion system.
Today, the company focuses primarily on novel space robotic systems and acts as an incubator for cutting-edge space hardware solutions. Projects are handed off to the engineering staff of our customers after the incubation phase, as our expertise focuses on overcoming the challenges of rapid innovation early in the design phase.