February 5, 2023

orbital imagery

Spy agency pumps billions into orbital imagery companies BlackSky, Maxar and Planet

A massive contract from the National Reconnaissance Organization will put billions in the pockets of new and established Earth observation companies BlackSky and Planet, and the more generalist Maxar. The “Electro-Optical Commercial Layer” contracts will be paid out over the next five to 10 years. As you might imagine, incredibly sharp pictures from space, as […]

Satellite Vu prepares to launch its thermal imaging satellite constellation with $21M A round

Equipped with $21M in new funding, Satellite Vu is almost to send up its initial seven-satellite constellation in 2023 and begin its planned thermal monitoring of the planet. The company’s orbital view of heat and cold could lead to serious economic insights — and insights of other kinds, as hinted by the addition of Lockheed […]

Satellite Vu prepares to launch its thermal imaging satellite constellation with $21M A round

Equipped with $21M in new funding, Satellite Vu is almost to send up its initial seven-satellite constellation in 2023 and begin its planned thermal monitoring of the planet. The company’s orbital view of heat and cold could lead to serious economic insights — and insights of other kinds, as hinted by the addition of Lockheed […]