Ben Haldeman

San Francisco

Ben Haldeman has designed and launched over 70 spacecraft at Planet. Ben builds technologies with agile methods to leverage exponential change.

Previously, Ben designed instrumentation for life detection on Mars using capillary electrophoresis and built a large global robotic telescope network - a big data project for astronomy.

Ben was a professional cyclist, Hawaii Ironman competitor, big wall speed climber (Nose of El Capitan in a day), 100-mile ultramarathon winner, international mountain climber, 5x national champion, Olympic trials competitor, and scuba diver.

Ben is passionate about helping humanity become a multi-world species.

  • Work
    • Planet Labs
  • Education
    • Uc Berkeley
    • Penn State University