This marks Satellogic’s 15th mission and the firm’s first payload comprised exclusively of their latest generation spacecraft with advanced EO capabilities.
Following the launch, each spacecraft reached LEO and successfully connected with Satellogic’s ground station network. Satellogic now has 38 smallsats on-orbit, the largest, commercial fleet of sub-meter resolution satellites in the world.
Satellogic designed and manufactured the NewSats Mark-V spacecraft, which include more than 10,000 components in a system that enables 10 times the image collection capability of our competitors and end-to-end vertical integration with solutions that make access to high-frequency and high-resolution imagery affordable.
Improved cameras, radios, computers, and other subsystems compatible with components from previous models, enable Satellogic to provide its customers with higher quality products. Each spacecraft carries a multispectral camera to provide geospatial data with 0.7 meter resolution imagery and unmatched frequency for customized applications.
Satellogic’s previous launch on the SpaceX Transporter-7 Mission in April of 2023 was the final integration of the Company’s earlier NewSats Mark-IV spacecraft model. Satellogic expects to build and launch as many as 10 additional NewSats Mark-V satellites this year to increase the company’s ability to remap the Earth every two weeks by the end of 2023.
The Company aims to expand its constellation to more than 200 satellites for daily remaps of the Earth’s surface, with up to 40 revisits of points of interest per day, for better decision-making at every level around the world.
“Today we celebrate 15 consecutive successful missions and the continued expansion of our constellation, which means we are consistently delivering more capacity, more reliability – and in this case next-gen capabilities – for our customers. With each launch, we increase opportunities for Earth Observation autonomy, whether through asset monitoring, Constellation-as-a-Service, or validating enhancements for future Space Systems customers. With greater capacity, we can serve customers’ individual needs more effectively.”
— Matt Tirman, Chief Commercial Officer, Satellogic