Satellogic has received a remote sensing license from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), marking a significant milestone in the company’s U.S. expansion strategy. This license allows Satellogic to operate in the American remote sensing sector and comply with U.S. regulations and standards.
The granting of the license followed a thorough review by NOAA and other inter-agency partners, assessing factors such as national security, foreign policy, and U.S. international commitments. This demonstrates Satellogic’s commitment to meeting the necessary requirements for operating in the U.S. market.
Matt Tirman, President of Satellogic, emphasized the importance of this achievement, stating that it showcases the company’s capacity and agility to provide rapid, accurate, and reliable geospatial data. The recognition from U.S. defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies highlights the growing demand for commercial partners capable of delivering high-quality Earth Observation (EO) solutions.
As part of its strategy, Satellogic plans to transition operational control of its satellite constellation to its U.S. personnel and expand its ground station network to include U.S.-based stations. This will enable the company to meet specific NOAA requirements and better serve its customers.
Satellogic is known for operating the world’s largest commercial fleet of sub-meter resolution EO satellites. Its mission is to provide affordable access to crucial information about Earth, facilitating better decision-making processes across various sectors.
In addition to obtaining the NOAA license, Satellogic has announced its plan to redomicile to the U.S. in the first half of 2024. This move aligns with the company’s broader strategy to target new intelligence opportunities in 2024 and strengthen its relationships with U.S. interests.
Overall, Satellogic’s receipt of the NOAA license represents a significant step forward in its U.S. expansion plans and positions the company as a key player in the American remote sensing sector.