Satellogic has signed a new multiple launch agreement with SpaceX reserving launch capacity for its next 68 satellites.
This new MLA follows the current MLA covering 2022 launches, and confirms that SpaceX continues to be Satellogic’s preferred vendor for rideshare missions, meeting the capacity demands of Satellogic’s constellation roadmap and providing shorter periods between satellite development and deployment.
Commenting on the agreement, Emiliano Kargieman, CEO and Co-Founder of Satellogic, said: “Following our previous launch successes with SpaceX, we are pleased to have signed this MLA to continue our work together in 2023 and beyond. Today’s announcement ensures that we will be able to continue to launch our satellites as they are produced and that we remain on track to collect every square meter of the Earth’s surface every week in 2023, providing our customers with the most up-to-date, reliable high-resolution data source on a global scale. Expanding our capacity is crucial to making Earth Observation data affordable and accessible for everyone.”
Satellogic builds its own spacecraft, manages its constellation, and productises the EO data it collects to better serve its customers in every industry. This vertical integration ultimately reduces the cost of deriving insights from EO, enabling Satellogic to offer actionable data at a price point that a broader range of organisations can afford. Similarly, SpaceX, which has a focus on decreasing the cost of space access, manufactures its own advanced rockets and spacecraft, allowing for more affordable options and greater innovation. SpaceX’s frequent launch schedule will help Satellogic accomplish its goals to significantly grow its constellation.
Satellogic recently announced the launch of five additional spacecraft. They were delivered to a sun-synchronous low-Earth orbit on SpaceX’s Transporter-4 mission onboard the Falcon 9, a reusable, two-stage rocket. Satellogic currently operates 22 high-resolution satellites, and with the launches covered on this new MLA is on track to become the first company to be able to remap the entire surface of the planet in high-resolution and with high-frequency. Satellogic has plans to launch additional satellites each quarter, aiming to ultimately grow its constellation to over 200 satellites by 2025 in order to provide daily sub-meter resolution imagery of the entire surface of the Earth and up to 40 revisits of points of interest per day.