Canadian company UrtheCast sells two satellites to unnamed government

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Canadian remote sensing company UrtheCast has sold two satellites of a planned constellation to an unnamed government.

The company said this week that “a confidential government customer” has purchased the first two satellites of its OptiSAR system, an agreement valued at $180 million that includes shared operation of the entire constellation.

UrtheCast is developing a constellation of 16 satellites that will provide high-resolution optical and synthetic aperture radar images.

The company plans to launch the first eight satellites in late 2021. [UrtheCast]


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