November 21, 2023
Satellogic Receives NOAA License to Expand U.S. Government Business
Satellogic Now Meets Requirements for Additional U.S. Government and Allied Nation Contracts, Supporting its U.S.-Focused Strategy
New York, NY – November 21, 2023 – Satellogic Inc. (NASDAQ: SATL), a leader in sub-meter resolution Earth Observation (“EO”) data collection, today announced that it has been granted a remote sensing license by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (“NOAA”) as part of Satellogic’s strategy to capitalize on high-value opportunities in the U.S.
The license results in Satellogic being subject to NOAA’s oversight as Satellogic pivots operational control of its satellite constellation to its U.S. personnel and expands the Satellogic ground station network to include U.S. based ground stations. The license was granted following a NOAA and inter-agency review of the Satellogic constellation assessing national security, foreign policy, and U.S. international risks and obligations.
“Satellogic’s industry-leading capacity and agility to frequently remap large areas worldwide has driven our commercial solutions and uniquely positioned us to fill a gap for the U.S. and its allies,” said Matt Tirman, President of Satellogic. “U.S. defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies have recognized a significant and growing need to collaborate with commercial partners like Satellogic that can provide rapid, accurate, and trusted geospatial data for a range of global applications.”
Satellogic initiated the license application for its Aleph-1 Constellation as a critical step in establishing an end-to-end U.S. pixel path and expanding support for customers with NOAA requirements. Services include global tasking capacity, a range of high-quality geospatial data, Satellogic’s unique Constellation-as-a-Service model, and direct satellite sales via its Space Systems program.
This news comes on the heels of the company’s recent announcement of its decision to redomicile to the U.S., with an aim to complete the process in the first half of 2024. Satellogic anticipates targeting new U.S. intelligence opportunities in 2024 in addition to its current pipeline of international government and commercial opportunities.
Satellogic operates the largest commercial fleet of submeter resolution EO satellites in the world and provides EO data to governments and corporations for better decision-making. Its mission is to advance cost-efficiencies as well as rapidly iterate its proprietary technology for the purpose of expanding affordable access to critical information about the planet and life on Earth.
Founded in 2010 by Emiliano Kargieman and Gerardo Richarte, Satellogic (NASDAQ: SATL) is the first vertically integrated geospatial company, driving real outcomes with planetary-scale insights. Satellogic is creating and continuously enhancing the first scalable, fully automated EO platform with the ability to remap the entire planet at both high-frequency and high-resolution, providing accessible and affordable solutions for customers.
Satellogic’s mission is to democratize access to geospatial data through its information platform of high-resolution images to help solve the world’s most pressing problems including climate change, energy supply, and food security. Using its patented Earth imaging technology, Satellogic unlocks the power of EO to deliver high-quality, planetary insights at the lowest cost in the industry.
With more than a decade of experience in space, Satellogic has proven technology and a strong track record of delivering satellites to orbit and high-resolution data to customers at the right price point.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.satellogic.com
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