RENNES, FEBRUARY 20, 2024 – UNSEENLABS, PIONEER AND GLOBAL LEADER IN SPACE-BASED RF DETECTION FOR MARITIME DOMAIN AWARENESS, ANNOUNCED AN EXPANSION THROUGH TWO NEW SATELLITES. THE NEW UNSEENLABS BRO-12 AND BRO-13 SATELLITES WILL BE LAUNCH NET MARCH, AS PART OF THE TRANSPORTER-10 MISSION ABOARD SPACEX’S FALCON9 ROCKET VIA EXOLAUNCH FROM THE VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE IN CALIFORNIA.

“UNSEENLABS IS PLEASED TO CONTINUE THE EXPANSION OF ITS SATELLITE CONSTELLATION AND CAPABILITIES. WITH THESE NEW SATELLITES, WE ARE PROVIDING INCREASED INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY SOLUTIONS FOR BOTH THE GOVERNMENT AND COMMERCIAL SECTORS,” SAID CLÉMENT GALIC, CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF UNSEENLABS. “UNSEENLABS IS IN A ROBUST GROWTH PHASE. IN ADDITION TO THE TECHNICAL EXPANSION BROUGHT BY THE ADDITIONAL SATELLITES, OUR TEAM IS EXPANDING, AND OUR SOLUTIONS ARE PROTECTING IN INCREASING NUMBERS, THE ASSETS OF COMMERCIAL SHIPPING COMPANIES, AND PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT.”

THE UNSEENLABS SATELLITE-BASED SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY CAPTURES ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES, SPECIFICALLY RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNALS, FROM SPACE TO DETECT PASSIVE EMISSIONS FROM SHIPS’ ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS WITH TECHNICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL PRECISION.

VESSELS WILL DELIBERATELY TURN OFF THEIR TRANSPONDER TO EVADE SURVEILLANCE AND ENGAGE IN ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES SUCH IUU FISHING, OCEAN DUMPING, OVERFISHING, OR OTHER TRAFFICKING AT SEA. USING PASSIVE EMISSIONS FROM SHIPS’ ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS TO DETECT A VESSEL IS A TAMPER-PROOF METHOD OF COLLECTING DATA TO LOCATE THEM.

PRIOR TO UNSEENLABS, THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT GAP IN VISIBILITY WITHIN OCEANS TO IDENTIFY SHIPS THAT DISABLED TRANSPONDERS. WITH THE ADDITIONAL SATELLITES, MORE GOVERNMENTS, INSURERS, SHIPOWNERS, AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGO) NOW HAVE ACCESS TO RADIO FREQUENCY SURVEILLANCE TO IDENTIFY SHIPS SEEKING TO EVADE DETECTION, ENSURE MARITIME SECURITY, AND PROTECT THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT.

UNSEENLABS CAN REVISIT EACH MONITORED AREA EVERY FOUR TO SIX HOURS, AND NEW SATELLITES ALLOW THEM TO DECREASE THE TIME BETWEEN EACH VISIT TO AN AREA. THEY PLAN TO LAUNCHMORE SATELLITES IN 2024, WHICH WILL ALLOW FOR REAL TIME MONITORING OF THE SEAS. UNSEENLABS PLANS TO EXPAND THEIR CONSTELLATION TO 25 SATELLITES BY 2025.

Source: Unseenlabs

Sydney - February 13, 2024 - Leading property analytics company CoreLogic Australia has partnered with ICEYE, the world leader in persistent monitoring data and natural catastrophe insights, on a revolutionary disaster response solution for the banking and finance industry. Combining four decades of CoreLogic’s property data with ICEYE’s hazard insights, which leverage synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite data and auxiliary ground data, the new disaster solution can pinpoint areas and properties affected by flood and bushfire as events unfold.

CoreLogic Head of Financial Services Solutions, Eugene Vassiliev, said there is a growing need in the financial services industry to understand exposure to natural disasters for improved risk management and customer experience. “Currently, there is no method for banks to accurately identify and help clients who are being impacted by severe weather or natural disasters in near real-time. In most cases, media reports are relied on to identify suburbs or postcodes impacted,” Mr Vassiliev said.

“This solution is a significant innovation for the entire industry. It seamlessly integrates our extensive property data with daily imagery from ICEYE's satellites, enabling observation of the extent and impact of natural disasters during major weather events, even through thick smoke or cloud cover.” Lenders using the disaster response solution can identify regions to be monitored based on their portfolios and receive regular alerts of at-risk or impacted areas down to the individual property level. This will include the depth of floodwater inundation, including minimum, maximum, and average flood depth estimates on their customers’ properties. In the case of bushfires, the solution will identify the number of buildings likely to have been destroyed. Future enhancements will include expanding flood event coverage to New Zealand.

Mr Vassiliev said timely access to precise information will empower banks to make informed decisions for their internal disaster response protocols and improve speed to support customers during times of great stress. “Monitoring disaster events as they unfold means banks can provide targeted engagement with affected customers who have a heightened need for clear communication during such events, and better identify, assess and provide hardship cases with access to finance for emergency assistance or rebuild costs.

“For the lender, understanding its exposure at a granular level helps to mitigate business risk by implementing dynamic changes to business rules and policy controls, providing insights for implementing proactive loss mitigation strategies, facilitating efficient resource allocation, quantifying impacted properties, and detecting the potential for fraudulent hardship claims,” he said.

ICEYE is uniquely positioned to enhance emergency management decision-making by delivering flood and bushfire insights in near real-time. Based in Finland, ICEYE owns and operates the world’s largest SAR satellite constellation to monitor the Earth under any conditions, day or night, through clouds or smoke. High-resolution images of the Earth’s surface are combined with ground data to provide actionable intelligence about surface features and changes over time.

ICEYE Global Head of Partnerships, Paul Barron, said governments and businesses globally relied on ICEYE’s data to provide reliable, accurate and timely information on major flood and bushfire disasters. “Through ICEYE’s expansive constellation of New Space satellites, we can provide unparalleled access to actionable, high-resolution insights into the unfolding impact of flood and bushfire events across the globe,” Mr Barron said.

“Leveraging SAR images ensures real-time, all-weather monitoring of disaster impacts, enabling businesses to make timely risk assessments, allocate appropriate resources to support customers proactively, and safeguard assets while minimizing financial exposure.”

About CoreLogic

CoreLogic Asia Pacific (CoreLogic) is a leading, independent provider of property data and analytics. We help people build better lives by providing rich, up-to-the-minute property insights that inform the very best property decisions. With an extensive breadth and depth of knowledge gathered over the last 30 years, we provide services across a wide range of industries, including Banking and finance, Real Estate, Government, Insurance, and Construction. Our diverse, innovative solutions help our clients identify and manage growth opportunities, improve performance, and mitigate risk. We also operate consumer-facing portals - onthehouse.com.au, properytvalue.com.au, and propertyvalue.co.nz - providing important insights for people looking to buy or sell their home or investment property. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of CoreLogic, Inc. – one of the largest data and analytics companies in the world with offices in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and the United Kingdom. For more information visit corelogic.com.au. Follow CoreLogic on LinkedIn and Instagram for the latest property news and insights.

About ICEYE

ICEYE delivers unparalleled persistent monitoring capabilities to detect and respond to changes in any location on Earth, faster and more accurately than ever before. Owning the world's largest synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation, ICEYE provides objective, near real-time insights, ensuring that customers have unmatched access to actionable data, day or night, even in challenging environmental conditions. As a trusted partner to governments and commercial industries, ICEYE delivers intelligence in sectors such as insurance, natural catastrophe response and recovery, security, maritime monitoring, and finance, enabling decision-making that contributes to community resilience and sustainable development. ICEYE is headquartered in Finland and operates from five international locations. ICEYE has more than 600 employees, inspired by the shared vision of improving life on Earth by becoming the global source of truth in Earth Observation. For more information, please visit www.iceye.com. Follow ICEYE on LinkedIn and X for the latest updates and insights.

Source: ICEYE

Elche, 19th February 2024. The Spanish company PLD Space has signed a Boost! contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the development of a payload accommodation system on MIURA 5 that will provide greater flexibility to its customers. The project, in collaboration with OCCAM Space, is worth 1.3 million euros. The project is part of ESA's Boost! program, aimed at boosting commercial space transportation initiatives, and fits with PLD Space's value proposition of offering its customers a customized service capable of adapting to their needs through its orbital launcher MIURA 5.

“PLD Space has proven time and again that it is the European launch leader. The winning of the Boost! contract, an achievement shared with our partners Occam Space, is a further testament to this fact, and another vote of confidence from ESA. We are excited to develop a modular, highly flexible, low-cost solution to meet our customers’ accommodation needs aboard MIURA 5,” comments PLD Space CBDO & Co-founder Raúl Verdú. “PLD Space has proven itself with its first launch last year, and we look forward to seeing the experience applied to the MIURA 5 launch services development,” says ESA's Jorgen Bru, “The payload adapter development engaged today was chosen to increase market competitiveness and ensure as many different types of satellites and customers can fly.”

The contract signed between ESA and PLD Space cofinances the development of a modular and customizable payload accommodation system. Designed to release all types of satellites with as much flexibility as possible, the payload system – called MOSPA for Modular Solution for Payload Adapter – will allow PLD Space to offer its customers a wider range of missions and services, including accommodation of CubeSats, nanosatellites and microsatellites. The development of the modular payload adapter will be done in partnership with OCCAM Space. The goal is to create the hardware to be as light as possible while also being as adaptable as possible to launch more satellites and meet market demands.

“OCCAM Space team has a large expertise in structures and mechanisms in the space sector. We are very happy that our MOSPA philosophy and design has been selected to complement the MIURA 5 upper stage. We are looking forward to work hand in hand with ESA and PLD Space to bring more competitiveness to the European small launchers market,” says OCCAM Space CEO Manuel Serrano. PLD Space continues to make progress on the development of its orbital launcher, MIURA 5, which is scheduled to make its first flight in 2025 from CSG, the European spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana.

About PLD Space

PLD Space is a pioneering Spanish aerospace company and a benchmark reference in Europe for developing reusable rockets. With a solid reputation and steadfast commitment, the company has produced launchers MIURA 1 and MIURA 5. These innovations position Spain among the select few nations capable of successfully deploying small satellites into space. PLD Space was founded in 2011 by Raúl Torres and Raúl Verdú with the aim of facilitating access to space. The company, based in Elche (Alicante) and with technical facilities in Teruel, Huelva and French Guiana, has a team of more than 160 professionals.

Source: PLD Space

ATMOS Space Cargo (ATMOS), a pioneering NewSpace startup, has raised an additional €1.3M after successfully closing its initial €4M seed funding round in June 2023. OTB Ventures, a leading European SpaceTech investor, is joining renowned SpaceTech investors High-Tech Gründerfonds, the Amadeus APEX Technology Fund (which also increased their initial investment in this extension), Seraphim, E2MC, VENTIS, and another.vc.

ATMOS is on track to assemble the first prototype of its Phoenix return capsule for a demonstration mission to LEO. ATMOS develops and manufactures space capsules capable of safely returning any cargo from space, representing the first sustainable solution for many payloads and experiments. The capsules have been designed to offer microgravity on-demand, ranging from three hours to three months in orbit. These capsules open up unprecedented opportunities for a wide array of applications, including biomedical and material sciences research, In-Orbit Demonstration and Verification (IOD/IOV), and manufacturing products in space.

The additional funding is strengthening ATMOS’ current participation in ESA’s Commercial Cargo Initiative tender. Assuring the space agency’s financial requirements are met while accelerating the time to market for ATMOS’ Phoenix space capsule to fly into LEO and return a microgravity experiment for its first demonstration mission.

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Sebastian Klaus, CEO and Co-Founder of ATMOS Space Cargo

“OTB is a very experienced space and deeptech investor with successful portfolio companies like ICEYE or ClearSpace. I met Wojtek first at an ESA Investor Forum, and while OTB usually invests at Series A, this early investment into ATMOS is a great sign of trust. This seed extension will accelerate our time to market for our life sciences service with Phoenix and larger projects like LEO Cargo Return.”

Wojciech Walniczek, Partner at OTB Ventures

“As part of our in-space economy strategy we have been thoroughly analyzing future enabling platforms which decisively shape and grow this emerging sector. ATMOS Space Cargo struck us as one of the most compelling and innovative new companies, in a market ripe for dynamic growth. This technology, through a unique combination of cost, frequency and flexibility, intends to “close the loop” for commercially-viable access to space-based R&D and manufacturing, with the ability to spur a new wave of innovation in pharma, semiconductors, material sciences, and other areas. The founders of ATMOS are a group of visionaries and effective executors teamed up around inspiring shared mission. We are extremely happy to join forces with this exceptional consortium of investors to support this Team at a crucial development stage.”

Andreas Riegler, Founding Partner at the Amadeus APEX Technology Fund

“Access to orbit is the foundation of a blooming space economy. It encompasses the capability to deploy payloads into space and the critical ability to safely and cost-effectively retrieve them back to Earth. This two-way logistical capacity is essential for harnessing space’s unique microgravity conditions to foster breakthrough technologies in fields such as biotechnology and manufacturing. ATMOS Space Cargo is working on critical capabilities that make the promise of a flourishing space economy come true. I am extremely pleased that APEX Ventures has been part of its early journey and look forward to significant milestones from them in realising the promise of a thriving space economy.”

About ATMOS Space Cargo:

ATMOS Space Cargo GmbH specializes in developing and manufacturing technology to return cargo of any size from space, from microgravity experiments and commercial products to entire rocket stages.

Source: ATMOS Space Cargo

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL., January 30, 2024 – Sidus Space (NASDAQ: SIDU) (the “Company” or “Sidus”), a multi-faceted Space and Data-as-a-Service company, announces the successful completion of launch processing of LizzieSatTM at the Astrotech Space Operations facility at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.

The Sidus team executed final steps in launch processing of LizzieSatTM, including mating the satellite to the separation system and the launch vehicle adapter, which allows for mounting to SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. LizzieSatTM has been turned over to SpaceX and is ready for launch on the Transporter-10 mission which is targeted for no earlier than March 2024.

Fully integrated into the satellite is the Sidus FeatherEdge AI platform which allows for advanced onboard system processing from space-based data sensors. Following launch, Sidus expects to continue to expand both military and commercial customer bases to provide customized intelligence for multiple industries including defense, agriculture, maritime, and oil and gas.

Carol Craig, CEO and Founder of Sidus Space, highlighted the significance of this milestone, stating, “LizzieSat’s distinctive multi-sensor data collection platform represents a paradigm shift, offering tangible impacts across multiple industries through the utilization of cutting-edge on-orbit satellite technology. This innovative approach consolidates various data sources into a single on-orbit asset, showcasing the transformative power of advanced space technology in revolutionizing how industries access and utilize crucial information.”

Sidus Space continues to actively expand the LizzieSatTM constellation, with additional satellites already in production for launches in 2024 and beyond. This ongoing effort underscores our commitment to advancing space exploration and delivering cutting-edge solutions in satellite technology.

About Sidus Space

Sidus Space (NASDAQ: SIDU) is a Space and Data-as-a-Service satellite company focused on mission-critical hardware manufacturing; multi-disciplinary engineering services; satellite design, production, launch planning, mission operations; and in-orbit support. The Company is in Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it operates from a 35,000-square-foot manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing facility focused on vertically integrated Space-as-a-Service solutions including end-to-end satellite support.

Sidus Space has a mission of Bringing Space Down to Earth™ and a vision of enabling space flight heritage status for new technologies while delivering data and predictive analytics to domestic and global customers. Any corporation, industry, or vertical can start their journey off-planet with Sidus Space’s rapidly scalable, low-cost satellite services, space-based solutions, and testing alternatives. More than just a “Satellite-as-a-Service” provider, Sidus Space is a trusted Mission Partner–from concept to Low Earth Orbit and beyond. Sidus Space is ISO 9001:2015, AS9100 Rev. D certified, and ITAR registered.

Source: Sidus Space