Satellogic's batch of 10 satellites launched on November 6 (Source: Satellogic Twitter)

Satellogic adds 10 new imaging satellites to constellation

On November 6, 2020, Satellogic added 10 new satellites to its imaging fleet.  The latest generation of satellites was put into orbit on a dedicated launch from China and expands its constellation to 21 satellites in total.

The new satellites are capable of 0.7 meter resolution. With a total of 21 satellites, Satellogic can provide 4 daily revisits of any point of interest on the global and will collect up to 4 million square kilometers of high-resolution imagery per day through 14 of its satellites.

“Timely access to geospatial analytics enables governments and key decision makers to build resilient processes and maintain their competitive edge, particularly in times of uncertainty or dramatic change,” said Satellogic Founder and CEO, Emiliano Kargieman. “We’re excited to put the power of our growing constellation directly in the hands of our customers and empower them to make better decisions, supported by up-to-date and high-resolution geospatial imagery.”

Satellogic says the combination of more new satellites and frequent revisits should drive price points for imagery down to a “new standard” of access and affordability.  The company’s satellite-as-a-service model will provided dedicated access for governments who want national geospatial imaging without dedicated capital outlay and no technical risk.

Since 2018, Satellogic has named all new spacecraft after women scientists and mathematicians that made history in different fields. The 10 new satellites are named after outstanding women in STEM, including Alice Ball, Caroline Herschel, Cora Ratto, Dorothy Vaughan, Emmy Noether, Hedy Lamarr, Katherine Johnson, Lise Meitner, Mary Jackson and Vera Rubin.

Founded in 2010, Satellogic is a global company with more than 190 employees and offices in Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Montevideo, Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Beijing, Charlotte and Miami. Unlike other imaging constellations operated by U.S and European firms, Satellogic’s spacecraft are free of restricted ITAR technologies and launched by the Chinese government.

Doug Mohney

Doug Mohney, a principal at Cidera Analytics, has been working and writing about IT and satellite industries for over 20 years. His real world experience including stints at two start-ups, a commercial internet service provider that went public in 1997 for $150 million and a satellite internet broadband company. Follow him on Twitter at DougonTech or contact him at dmohney139 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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