Ibadan, 27 November 2023. – Satellogic Inc. has received a remote sensing license from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as part of its strategy to capitalize on high-value opportunities in the U.S.
As a result of the license, Satellogic will be subject to NOAA’s oversight as it 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. Furthermore, the license followed a NOAA and inter-agency review of the Satellogic constellation assessing national security, foreign policy, and U.S. international risks and obligations.
The remote sensing Company 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.
Speaking on the license, Matt Tirman, President of Satellogic, said, “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.” He also added, “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.
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. The Company consequently anticipates targeting new U.S. intelligence opportunities in 2024 in addition to its current pipeline of international Government and commercial opportunities.