Paving the Way for Low Latency, High Capacity Data Transmission
BROOMFIELD, Colo. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 15, 2023--
Skyloom Global Corp., a leader in space-based telecommunications, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Satellogic Inc. (NASDAQ: SATL), a leader in submeter Earth Observation (“EO”) data and satellite technology. The agreement details plans to integrate Skyloom’s Optical Communications Terminal (“OCT”) onto Satellogic satellites.
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The Skyloom optical communications terminal that was delivered to the US Department of Defense’s Space Development Agency (SDA) (Photo: Business Wire)
Utilizing Skyloom’s OCT, Satellogic will test new methods of high-resolution EO data delivery through both SkyCompass-1, the geostationary-based (GEO) lasercom network infrastructure Skyloom developed with its partner, Space Compass, and direct downlink to a gateway within view of the low altitude image area, significantly decreasing latency. As a first step in its commissioning, the Satellogic spacecraft will conduct a low earth orbit (LEO)-to-ground link by handshaking with Skyloom’s optical ground station in Broomfield, Colorado (“BOGS"). The Satellogic-Skyloom agreement follows a feasibility study on the ability of Satellogic’s Mark-V platform to establish lasercom links.
Together with Space Compass, Skyloom recently conducted the Critical Design Review for the SkyCompass-1 optical communications network infrastructure, including space, ground, user, and network segments, which will begin providing network services in 2025.
Satellogic designs, manufactures, and operates its own constellation of submeter EO satellites. With more than a decade of experience in space, Satellogic has proven technology and a strong track record of delivering satellites to orbit and high-resolution data to customers at the right price point. It has successfully completed 15 missions to date and aims to reach 200+ satellites in orbit for daily global remaps. Satellogic’s preferred rideshare launch partner is SpaceX.
Skyloom is an Broomfield, CO-based telecommunications innovator founded with the mission to develop, deploy, and operate one of the fundamental pieces of tomorrow's space-based telecommunication infrastructure for the provision of data transport services on a planetary scale. They leverage deep heritage in space optical communications to enable real time data transfer so that customers and decision makers can leverage perishable information. www.skyloom.co
Founded in 2010 by Emiliano Kargieman and Gerardo Richarte, Satellogic (NASDAQ: SATL) is the first vertically integrated geospatial company, driving real outcomes with planetary-scale insights. Satellogic is creating and continuously enhancing the first scalable, fully automated Earth Observation platform with the ability to remap the entire planet at both high-frequency and high-resolution, providing accessible and affordable solutions for customers.
Satellogic’s mission is to democratize access to geospatial data through its information platform of high-resolution images to help solve the world’s most pressing problems including climate change, energy supply, and food security. Using its patented Earth imaging technology, Satellogic unlocks the power of EO to deliver high-quality, planetary insights at the lowest cost in the industry.
With more than a decade of experience in space, Satellogic has proven technology and a strong track record of delivering satellites to orbit and high-resolution data to customers at the right price point.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.satellogic.com
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Source: Skyloom Global Corp. and Satellogic Inc.