Satellogic Joins The International Disasters Charter
Through partnership, Satellogic will provide high-resolution, high-frequency satellite data to aid in disaster decision making and management
CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Satellogic, a leader in sub-meter resolution satellite imagery collection, is now providing satellite imaging data from its constellation to the International Charter Space and Major Disasters for use in monitoring and response activities. Satellogic provides images and full-motion video at no cost to the Charter’s Authorized Users to enable access to timely information for disaster events worldwide.
The International Disasters Charter provides Earth observation data for use in monitoring and response activities, acquired by the satellites of its members, contributing partners, and data contributors, to support disaster response worldwide. The Charter Board Members unanimously approved Satellogic’s application to be a data contributor to the Charter in May 2021.
Satellogic is building and operating a constellation of satellites that collect sub-meter multispectral images, 29-band hyperspectral images, and full-motion video. The company is vertically integrated – manufacturing their own spacecraft and providing both tasking and data processing services at scale — which allows them to lead the industry in time-to-insight.
“The Charter Members are very pleased to welcome Satellogic with its growing constellation of satellites as an approved data contributor to the Charter,” said G.S. Rao, Executive Secretariat Member of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), current lead agency of the Charter, “Satellogic’s unique capabilities to capture high-frequency, high-resolution geospatial imagery will enhance the Charter’s ability to provide critical data for responding to disasters across the globe, thereby supporting humanitarian activities.”
Satellogic’s unique, patented camera design uses adaptive optics to capture over 10 times more data from a single satellite than any other small satellite Earth Observation platform. Satellogic satellites can capture images continuously when they are on top of land, and are capable of collecting more than 300,000 sq km of data per day, significantly more than any competitor. The company continues to manufacture its own satellites and signed a multiple launch agreement with SpaceX in January 2021.
“Satellogic is proud to demonstrate the power of high-frequency, high-resolution imagery for high-stakes use cases,” said Thomas VanMatre, Vice President of Global Business Development. “Through our partnership with the Charter, we’re democratizing access to satellite data that can help save lives and assist in rescue efforts around the world.”
By leveraging Satellogic’s fleet of satellites and expert in-house data science team, the Charter will have access to high-frequency mapping, monitoring, and change detection analysis after disasters. Example use cases for Authorised Charter Users include pre- and post-event imagery of infrastructure and environment for charter members, leveraging Satellogic’s multispectral images, hyperspectral images, and full-motion video offerings.
Satellogic’s partnership with the International Disasters Charter follows on the heels of a recent partnership announcement with GeoTerraImage, the premier geospatial solutions provider in southern Africa. Through Satellogic’s growing constellation, the company has been able to fuel analysis and dashboards developed by organizations like GeoTerraImage and beyond to advance resource utilization and distribution solutions across agriculture, energy, and more.
Founded in 2010 by Emiliano Kargieman and Gerardo Richarte, Satellogic is the first vertically integrated geospatial company, driving real outcomes with planetary-scale insights. Satellogic is building 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 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 Earth Observation (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.
On July 6th, 2021, Satellogic and Cantor Fitzgerald Acquisition Corp. V entered into a definitive merger agreement that will result in Satellogic becoming a publicly traded company. The transaction is expected to be completed early in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. More details can be found on Satellogic’s Investor Webpage: https://satellogic.com/investors/