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Satellogic receives NOAA license to expand US Government business

Updated: Nov 23, 2023

Satellogic 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 US

The license results in Satellogic being subject to NOAA’s oversight as Satellogic pivots operational control of its satellite constellation to its US personnel and expands the Satellogic ground station network to include US based ground stations. The license was granted following a NOAA and inter-agency review of the Satellogic constellation assessing national security, foreign policy, and US 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 US and its allies,” said Matt Tirman, President of Satellogic. “US 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 US 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 US, with an aim to complete the process in the first half of 2024. Satellogic anticipates targeting new US 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.


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