London, 8 December 2023.- Uzma, a energy and technology company, and Satellogic Inc, a Earth Observation (EO) data collector, announced on the 7th of December a new collaboration. The companies are aiming to evolve the landscape of satellite imagery capabilities and geospatial services in Southeast Asia. As part of the agreement Satellogic will design and manufacture a EO satellite. It is planned to be launched in the second half of 2024 as ‘UzmaSAT-1’ aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Uzma will leverage through its wholly owned subsidiary Geospatial Al Sdn Bhd, access to high-temporal and high-resolution satellite imagery from Satellogic’s commercial fleet of sub-meter resolution EO satellites. Uzma will be able to capture satellite imagery on-demand through this collaboration, including frequent revisits, maximum responsiveness, and extensive collection capacity.
“We are immensely excited about this multi-year, multi-million dollar venture, which is more than a mere collaboration; it’s a pioneering step geared towards revolutionising data availability and insight extraction in Southeast Asia,” said Matt Tirman, Satellogic President. “By integrating Satellogic’s cutting-edge satellite constellation with Uzma’s robust data analytics and expertise, we are setting a new benchmark in geospatial intelligence. We believe this is the beginning of a new era in satellite imagery and geospatial services in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. We are proud to be at the forefront of this geospatial revolution with Uzma and eager to work together to bring unparalleled space-based capabilities to the region.”
This collaboration aligns with Malaysia’s Space Exploration 2030 goals by having the potential to address critical global and domestic challenges, including ESG-related matters from food security to border security and disaster response.