July 11, 2015
July 10, 2015—Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has confirmed the launch on 10 July 2015 of three 1-metre resolution optical Earth Observation satellites that will form the DMC3/TripleSat Constellation. The satellites were placed into a 651km sun-synchronous Low Earth Orbit by a PSLV-XL launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota launch site in
February 3, 2015
Spire, a San Francisco-based startup, announced plans to launch 20 low-Earth orbit satellites to provide a database of global weather data. The broad constellation of Cubesat satellites will use Global Positioning System radio occultation to sense the weather without imagery.
January 27, 2015
Planet Labs recently closed a $70 million Series C round of financing, including $25 million debt for a total of $95 million in financing. Data Collective led this round of financing, which comes after the company’s successful launch of 73 satellites, the opening of a new headquarters in the heart of San Francisco and the addition of Tom Barton as chief operating officer.