Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) and the Polish space company, SatRevolution, have signed an agreement to launch SatRevolution’s STORK Earth Observation (WO) satellite constellation into LEO from Esrange Space Center in Sweden as well as subsequent constellation operation management — this agreement also includes cooperation on developing services using SSC’s Earth Observation data analytics capabilities through its subsidiary, GlobalTrust.
Through the new five year agreement, SatRevolution moves closer to the realization of their strategic goals for the construction of an EO constellation. The smallsats will provide imagery data for a variety of applications on Earth – such as precision agriculture, infrastructure monitoring, including energy infrastructure, logistics and transport, as well as industries related to environmental monitoring.
“We chose SSC for a reason. They’re a leading global provider of advanced space services with over fifty years of industry experience. Another significant reason is the location of the Esrange Space Center as it’s relatively close to Poland, and has a high latitude for facilitating launches into Sun-Synchronized Orbits (SSO),” said Grzegorz Zwoliński, CEO of SatRevolution.
“We are very proud to support SatRevolution’s mission with our end-to-end orbital launch capability and data analytics services. This agreement is an important milestone for SSC towards serving European customers from the soon operational spaceport at Esrange. This will ensure customer proximity and European autonomy for orbital launch services, which will be very important for the future competitiveness of the European space sector,” said Stefan Gardefjord, CEO of SSC.