Earth Observation Emerging As Fast-Growing New-Space Sector

6U nanosatellite
Terran Orbital’s Tyvak subsidiary was the hardware provider for the Community Initiative for Continuous Earth Remote Observation (Cicero), a constellation of 6U nanosatellites used to collect climate and weather data for commercial companies and governments that currently operates in low Earth orbit.
Credit: Terran Orbital
After years of startup space-launch companies rocketing to fame and possible fortune, and the communication satellites market increasingly dominated by big brands, entrepreneur and investor attention is turning to other new-space segments. Chief among them is satellite-based Earth observation. While...
Michael Bruno

Based in Washington, Michael Bruno is Aviation Week Network’s Executive Editor for Business. He oversees coverage of aviation, aerospace and defense businesses, supply chains and related issues.

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