Spaceflight Readies 28 Payloads for Inaugural Rideshare Launch on Arianespace’s Vega

Vega begins its ascent from the Spaceport in French Guiana, carrying Italy’s PRISMA Earth observation satellite on the third Arianespace mission of 2019. (Credit: Arianespace)

First dedicated rideshare mission on Vega to launch spacecraft for Spaceflight customers, including Satellogic, Planet, and Swarm Technologies.

SEATTLE, March 9, 2020 (Spaceflight PR) –– Spaceflight today announced it is providing mission management and rideshare integration services for four organizations on Arianespace’s first dedicated rideshare mission on its Vega launch vehicle. The proof of concept rideshare mission, VV16, will launch 53 microsatellites, nanosatellites and cubesats, including 28 payloads from Spaceflight customers Satellogic, Planet, Swarm Technologies, and an undisclosed organization. 

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Zoé Berthiaume-Dutrisac Joins Satellogic as Chief of Engineering

BUENOS AIRES, February 27, 2020 (Satellogic PR) — Satellogic, the first company to develop a scalable earth observation platform with the ability to remap the entire planet at both high-frequency and high-resolution, today announced the appointment of Zoé Berthiaume-Dutrisac as Chief of Engineering. Berthiaume-Dutrisac will oversee satellite development, production and operations for Satellogic’s global team, including managing technical timelines and guiding engineering strategy and goals, while overseeing quality and troubleshooting.

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Satellogic Raises $50 Million

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Satellogic PR) — Satellogic, the first company to develop a scalable earth observation platform with the ability to remap the entire planet at both high-frequency and high-resolution, today announced $50M in funding from new and existing investors. Today’s announcement comes on the heels of Satellogic’s $38M Dedicated Satellite Constellation (DSC) agreement with ABDAS to deliver access to a dedicated fleet of satellites providing them with high-resolution geospatial insights that will contribute to the monitoring of agriculture over the Henan Province in China and strengthen governmental decisions.

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Satellogic Signs Agreement to Deliver Dedicated Satellite Constellation for Exclusive Geospatial Analytics in Henan Province, China

BUENOS AIRES, September 9, 2019 (Satellogic PR) –Satellogic, the world’s first vertically integrated geospatial analytics company, today announced that they have partnered with ABDAS, based in Henan Province, China, to deliver exclusive access to a dedicated constellation of satellites. The total amount of the agreement is more than 38 million USD.

As a result of this agreement, ABDAS will have access to a fleet of satellites, which provides them with multispectral imagery from monthly remapping of sites they define within Henan Province. Future satellites launched by Satellogic may be added to the constellation, and today’s agreement includes dedicated launches – coordinated by Satellogic – for fleet deployment and expansion. The partnership also gives ABDAS access to a dedicated platform for satellite tasking, as well as a private cloud for processing, cataloging, and storing images.

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Satellogic Welcomes Rick Dunn as Chief Financial Officer

Rick Dunn

BUENOS AIRES (Satellogic PR) — Satellogic, the world’s first vertically integrated geospatial analytics company, today announced the appointment of Rick Dunn as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Dunn brings over 25 years of financial leadership to Satellogic, including executive roles in both public and private companies as well as over 10 years in public accounting. Most recently, Dunn served as CFO of PowerTeam Services, helping facilitate their acquisition by private equity owners in September 2018.

At Satellogic, Dunn will oversee the finance organization that will manage the company’s capital structure and ensure backoffice scalability as the company moves firmly into its commercial phase of growth, supporting customers and driving profitability. He has an established record of supporting high-growth technology companies, having served as the CFO of Trilogy International Partners (a wireless carrier) and Corporate Controller for Western Wireless International (Trilogy’s public company predecessor), as well as CFO for ACN, Inc. (a wireless MVNO and essential services company).

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CGWIC Signs Agreement to Launch Satellogic Earth Observation Constellation of 90 Satellites

BEIJING (CGWIC PR) — China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) today announced a Multiple Launch Services Agreement (MLA) with Satellogic, the world’s first vertically integrated geospatial analytics company. CGWIC will launch 90 of Satellogic’s spacecraft from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The first launch – scheduled for later this year – will deliver a dedicated payload of 13 of Satellogic’s spacecraft to Low Earth Orbit on a Long March 6 (LM-6) rocket.

Satellogic’s team of world-class data scientists is already leveraging its current fleet of spacecraft to deliver planetary scale insights and solutions for a variety of industries, including agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, and finance and insurance. The 90 spacecraft that Satellogic announced under this agreement will form an Earth Observation Satellite Constellation that will remap the planet at one meter of resolution every week and dramatically reduce the cost of high-frequency geospatial analytics.

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Report: 3,600 Smallsats to Clog Space in Next 10 Years

Eight small-sized satellites total a big bonus for science. The Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks (EDSN) mission was to have used a swarm of small spacecraft to carry out scientific measurements. (Credit: NASA Ames Research Center)
Eight small-sized satellites total a big bonus for science. The Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks (EDSN) mission was to have used a swarm of small spacecraft to carry out scientific measurements. (Credit: NASA Ames Research Center)

$22 Billion Smallsat Market Forecast

Paris, Washington D.C., Montreal, Yokohama, July 7, 2016 (Euroconsult PR) — According to Euroconsult’s latest report, Prospects for the Small Satellite Market, we are on the cusp of a major revolution for the space sector and overall space ecosystem, as more than 3,600 smallsats are expected to be launched over the next ten years, a significant increase from the previous decade.

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