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SkyWatch Supplies Data Management Capabilities to SatRevolution’s STORK Satellites

By Jeffrey Hill | June 9, 2021

SatRevolution concept image of its 3U CubeSat

Canadian technology startup SkyWatch Space Applications signed an agreement to deliver data management capabilities to Polish commercial space company SatRevolution and its 14-satellite STORK remote sensing constellation.

SkyWatch’s TerraStream platform will provide data management, ordering, processing, and delivery services for SatRevolution’s STORK-4 and STORK-5 3U cubesats — the first optical satellites to be launched as part of the STORK constellation. Once deployed, STORK-4 and STORK-5 will collect multispectral medium-resolution imagery and data for agricultural and energy customers in the United States, Poland, and globally.

SkyWatch said the turnkey data management platform will allow SatRevolution to focus on developing core intellectual property while scaling business with analysis-ready data and reduced time to market.

“At SatRevolution, we believe that remote sensing can help solve problems around the world, from recovering from natural disasters, to helping farmers improve crop yield. However, the barriers to entering the satellite market are really high. Working with SkyWatch has allowed us to enter this new market faster and more profitably,” said SatRevolution CEO Grzegorz Zwolinski.

Virgin Orbit will launch SatRevolution’s STORK-4 and -5 satellites along with payloads for the U.S. Department of Defense, the Royal Netherlands Air Force, on its “Tubular Bells, Part One” LauncherOne mission later this month.