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Satellogic

Satellogic is a space company that builds and operates the first scalable, fully automated high-resolution Earth Observation satellite constellation in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The platform, Aleph-1, consists of 300 spacecrafts and will have the ability to remap the entire planet at both high-frequency and high-resolution, providing accessible and affordable solutions for customers.

Like Planet and BlackSky LEO satellite operators, Satellogic is targeting patented satellite imaging applications in fields such as disaster response, oil and gas prospecting, infrastructure monitoring, forestry and agricultural crop assessment.

Satellogic’s current fleet can cover an area of more than 1.5 million square miles, or 4 million square kilometers, per day with high-resolution imagery.

The company was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has a satellite assembly facility in Montevideo, Uruguay, a R&D facility in Córdoba, Argentina, a data technology center in Barcelona, Spain, a product development center in Tel Aviv, Israel and business development centers in Miami, USA and Beijing in China.


Company History

The company was founded in 2010 by CEO Emiliano Kargieman and CTO Gerardo Richarte and is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kargieman and Richarte both served in Managing Director positions in Security and Technology companies prior to start Satellogic.

In October 2011 Satellogic developed the first prototypes CubeBug-1 and CubeBug-2, Argentina’s first Nano-satellites, sponsored by Argentinian Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation. In March 2012 the prototypes were tested and in 2013 the satellites were launched. A third prototype CubeSat (BugSat-1) with camera was launched on June 19th 2014. All prototype satellite served as technology tests and demonstrations for the ÑuSat satellites that will form the Aleph-1 constellation.

In September 2019 Satellogic closed a deal to provide dedicated satellite services to  ABDAS, a Chinese Data Science company for observation of sites within China’s Henan province when the satellites are passing overhead.

In December 2019 the company raised another 50 million USD to help it scale up its satellite constellation. The new funding came from a mix of new and existing investors. Two existing investors, Chinese company Tencent and Brazilian fund Pitanga, contributed about 40% of the funding. The rest came from new investors, including IDB Lab, the “innovation laboratory” of the Inter-American Development Bank.

On November 6th 2020, the first 10 commercial ÑuSat satellites were launched with a Long March 4B rocket operated by CGWIC from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in China. The satellites were nicknamed for 10 pioneering women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. CGWIC had been contracted by Satellogic to launch in total 90 CubeSats for the company.

On September 3rd 2020 the company launched their new spacecraft, ÑuSat-6. The mission allowed Satellogic to test sub-meter imaging technology. The satellite was launched with a Vega launcher, operated by Arianespace from the Guiana Space Center via a launch procured by Spaceflight, Inc.

On July 6th 2021 Satellogic announced plans to go public through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger that valued the company at 850 million USD. The company merged with CF Acquisition Corp. V (SPAC), sponsored by financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald and started trading on the NASDAQ in January 2022.

In December 2021 the company announced the built of a 57,000 sq ft (4,700m2) satellite manufacturing facility in The Netherlands, the largest facility to date. The new facility will be located close to Rotterdam and The Hague. The location was chosen strategically due to the availability of skilled workers and logistics infrastructure.

Production is expected to commence during the second quarter of 2022. Satellogic expects the facility to reach production capacity of 25 satellites per quarter by Q3 2023.

SatelliteMissionLaunch DateLauncherLaunch Operator
CubeBug-1 (Capitán Beto) Apr 26th 2012DneprISC Kosmotras
CubeBug-2 (Manolito)Nov 21st, 2013 DneprISC Kosmotras
BugSat-1 (Tita)June 19th, 2014DneprISC Kosmotras
ÑuSat-1 (Fresco)                    May 30th, 2016 Long March 4BCGWIC China
ÑuSat-2 (Batata)May 30th, 2016 Long March 4BCGWIC China
ÑuSat-3 (Milanesat)June 15th, 2017 Long March 4BCGWIC China
ÑuSat-4 (Ada Lovelace)Feb 2nd, 2018Long March 2DCGWIC China
ÑuSat-5 (Maryam Mirzakhani)Feb 2nd, 2018Long March 2DCGWIC China
ÑuSat-7 (Sophie Germain)Jan 15th, 2020Long March 2DCGWIC China
ÑuSat-8 (Marie Curie) Jan 15th, 2020Long March 2DCGWIC China
ÑuSat-6 (Hypatia)VV16Sept 3rd, 2020VegaArianespace
ÑuSat-9 (Alice Ball)Nov 6th, 2020Long March 6CGWIC China
ÑuSat-10 (Caroline Herschel)Nov 6th, 2020Long March 6CGWIC China
ÑuSat-11 (Cora Ratto)Nov 6th, 2020Long March 6CGWIC China
ÑuSat-12 (Dorothy Vaughan) Nov 6th, 2020Long March 6CGWIC China
ÑuSat-13 (Emmy Noether)Nov 6th, 2020Long March 6CGWIC China
ÑuSat-14 (Hedy Lamarr)Nov 6th, 2020Long March 6CGWIC China
ÑuSat-15 (Katherine Johnson)Nov 6th, 2020Long March 6CGWIC China
ÑuSat-16 (Lise Meitner)Nov 6th, 2020Long March 6CGWIC China
ÑuSat-17 (Mary Jackson)Nov 6th, 2020Long March 6CGWIC China
ÑuSat-18 (Vera Rubin)Nov 6th, 2020Long March 6CGWIC China
ÑuSat-19 (Rosalind Franklin)Transporter-2June 30th, 2021Falcon 9SpaceX USA
ÑuSat-20 (Grace Hopper) Transporter-2June 30th, 2021Falcon 9SpaceX USA
ÑuSat-21 (Elisa Bachofen)Transporter-2June 30th, 2021Falcon 9SpaceX USA
ÑuSat-22 (Sofya Kovalevskaya)Transporter-2June 30th, 2021Falcon 9SpaceX USA
ÑuSat-23 (Annie Maunder)Transporter-4April 1st, 2022Falcon 9SpaceX USA
ÑuSat-24 (Kalpana Chawla)Transporter-4April 1st, 2022Falcon 9SpaceX USA
ÑuSat-25 (Mária Telkes)Transporter-4April 1st, 2022Falcon 9SpaceX USA
ÑuSat-26 (Mary Somerville)Transporter-4April 1st, 2022Falcon 9SpaceX USA
ÑuSat-27 (Sally Ride)Transporter-4April 1st, 2022Falcon 9SpaceX USA
ÑuSat-28Transporter-5May 25th, 2022 Falcon 9SpaceX USA
ÑuSat-29Transporter-5May 25th, 2022Falcon 9SpaceX USA
ÑuSat-30Transporter-5May 25th, 2022Falcon 9SpaceX USA
ÑuSat-31Transporter-5May 25th, 2022Falcon 9SpaceX USA

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Resources

www.satellogic.com
www.iafastro.org
www.dgiwbresearch.com
www.geekwire.com  edition January 15th, 2019
www.spacenews.com  edition September 13th, 2019
www.wikipedia.org
www.spacenews.com  edition December 19th, 2019
www.news.satnews.com  edition September 4th, 2020
www.spaceflightnow.com  edition November 6th, 2020
www.satellitetoday.com  edition July 6th, 2021
www.innovationquarter.nl  edition December 29th, 2021
www.satellitetoday.com  edition January 3rd, 2022

Satellites manufactured by Satellogic

Satellogic Aleph-1 LEO satellite constellation

Satellite fleet by Satellogic

Satellogic Aleph-1 LEO satellite constellation