Firefly Aerospace, Inc. (Firefly) has executed a Launch Services Agreement with SATLANTIS, a provider of high-performance payload technologies for Earth Observation (EO) and remote sensing.
Starting in 2022, SATLANTIS will use the Firefly Alpha launch vehicle to deploy a constellation of satellites with breakthrough high-resolution multi-spectral cameras with four bands of 80 cm. native resolution.
Firefly CEO Dr. Tom Markusic said SATLANTIS is constantly developing cutting-edge technologies to support the growing need for high-accuracy and high-revisit Earth Observation. The Firefly Alpha was specifically designed to support the new wave of LEO observation constellations and the company is pleased to be selected by SATLANTIS to provide launch services for their constellation.”
SATLANTIS CEO Juan Hernani noted that the company’s efforts are aimed at providing governments, national space agencies and industries seeking space capabilities with unparalleled access to high-quality Earth Observation data, without the need to develop costly programs of their own. This partnership with Firefly complements SATLANTIS strategy to deliver these products – by providing cost-efficient, on-demand launch services to meet the stringent orbit and revisit requirements of the SATLANTIS constellation.