Satellogic Wins NOAA License

Satellogic ($SATL) notched a big win in its quest to capture more American business opportunities with a new remote sensing license granted by NOAA.


Payload Pioneers 2023: Jennifer Horowitz

Mapping the Earth from space provides obvious benefits for defense and navigation, but Jennifer Horowitz, Maxar’s senior technical strategic partnerships lead, believes the technology has much broader implications.


Umbra Releases a 16 cm Commercial Satellite Image

Commercial space imaging hit a new resolution high-water mark.  Satellite operator Umbra released a 16 cm/pixel Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) image today, making it the highest-res commercial satellite image ever dropped, according to the company. The image is comparable to the resolution that was previously restricted to government use. “This means that we are finally […]


Edgybees’ American Hive is Buzzing, Officials Say

Ken Campbell, the newly-tapped head of Edgybee’s US arm, told Payload that it was an “easy decision” to come out of retirement to work with Edgybees because he believes the company’s tech will be so helpful to troops. Campbell, who served for 25 years as a Navy explosive ordnance disposal officer, has only been in […]


Danti Emerges From Stealth With $2.75M Pre-Seed Round

Danti is emerging from stealth today with the announcement of a $2.75M pre-seed funding round, according to a release shared with Payload. What is Danti? The startup, which was founded this year, seeks to make the huge amount of EO information collected in space and from other sources easier to use. The company is building […]


Hydrosat acquires IrriWatch

Climate tech company Hydrosat announced this morning that it has completed the acquisition of  IrriWatch, a Netherlands-based irrigation management software company. The deal has been in the works for over a year. The acquirer: Hydrosat uses satellite thermal infrared imagery and data analytics to measure water scarcity and the effects of climate change. The company […]


Exclusive: TRL11 Raises $3M for Space Video

TRL11, a startup aiming to bring advanced video production and monitoring capabilities to the space domain, has raised a $3M pre-seed to scale up its team and production. Boost.VC led the round, which also included participation from Wonder VC, Anorak, Geek Ventures, Space Cadets, and several angel investors, including Launcher founder Max Haot. TRL11 101: […]


BlackSky Reports Q1 Results

BlackSky ($BKSY) is predicting a boom in 2023, partially driven by growing government demand for its Earth observation imagery and geospatial intelligence.  By the numbers: 2023 outlook: BlackSky remains bullish on its projections for the rest of the year, including annual revenue between $90M-$96M, which would be a 42% increase from 2022. The company’s top […]