Capella Federal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Space, has received an award for the Proliferated Low Earth Orbit Satellite-Based Services (PLEO) contract through U.S. Space Systems Command (SSC).
With this award, Capella will be able to partner more quickly with SSC and the U.S. Space Force (USSF) to broaden access to global 24/7, all-weather imagery for key missions.
This award makes Capella one of the first commercial EO companies to work with a new government commercial satellite services procurement model intended to leverage advanced, commercial technologies to boost U.S. resilience in space. The period of performance spans five years from July 2023 to July 2028, with an additional five-year option.
The contract was awarded by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) through the Commercial Satellite Communications Office (CSCO), a central marketplace for SATCOM services operated by Space Systems Command (SSC), a field command of the U.S. Space Force.
“As the first American company to own and operate a commercial SAR constellation, we are excited to expand our collaboration with the U.S. government,” said . “Through this award, we will be able to provide more timely, high-resolution SAR data to support U.S. Space Force missions through our rapidly growing constellation.” — Payam Banazadeh, CEO and Founder, Capella Space