Ursa Space Systems
After 14 years at satellite communications fleet operator SES, Nicole Robinson is taking on a new role: president of Ursa Space Systems, the geospatial analytics firm based in Ithaca, New York.
Radar satellite operators continue to see the long-term promise of commercial markets and near-term demand from government customers, according to panelists speaking Nov. 10 at the virtual World Satellite Business Week conference.
Ursa will resell Iceye data products and the two companies will jointly develop new analytic services with data drawn from Iceye's synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites.
Iceye, the Finnish company flying a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) microsatellite, forged an alliance with Ursa Space Systems, a firm that offers economic insights from geospatial data.
With the new financing, Ursa plans to expand its customer base for products related to the global oil and gas industry, while continuing to develop the machine vision and machine learning algorithms it uses to create new data products.