For the First Time NanoAvionics has Sold One of its Orbital Satellites

Purchased nanosatellite provides data on climate change, hidden resources, agricultural improvement and other valuable processes on Earth

COLUMBIA, Ill., June 23, 2022 (NanoAvionics PR) – Mission integrator and smallsat bus manufacturer NanoAvionics has sold, for the first time, one of its operational satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO) including ongoing mission operations. Launched last year, NanoAvionics’s shared 6U satellite mission “D2 / Atlacom-1” includes one of the world’s first 1U-sized hyperspectral imager for remote sensing, which will be used by a yet unnamed Earth observation company to provide orbital imagery services. Prior to selling the satellite, all indented missions, none of which included the buyer, had been accomplished and fulfilled.

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Pixxel Announces $25M Investment Led By Radical Ventures To Advance The World’s Most Detailed Imaging Satellites for Earth Health Monitoring

PALO ALTO, Calif. & BANGALORE, India (Pixxel PR) — Pixxel, a leader in cutting-edge earth-imaging technology, announced a $25 million Series A led by Radical Ventures, a Toronto-based firm known for investing in entrepreneurs that use artificial intelligence to transform massive industries. Additional participation in Pixxel’s Series A comes from Jordan Noone, Seraphim Space Investment Trust Plc, Lightspeed Partners, Blume Ventures, and Sparta LLC. The new funding enables Pixxel to expedite production of the world’s highest resolution hyperspectral satellite constellation and to offer industry AI-powered insights that discover, solve, and predict climate issues at a fraction of traditional satellite costs.

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Spire and Dragonfly Aerospace Announce Partnership to Support Australian Office of National Intelligence

Spire’s LEMUR satellite will explore the on-board application of advanced machine learning capabilities

VIENNA, Va. (Spire Global PR) – Spire Global, Inc. (NYSE: SPIR) (“the Company” or “Spire”), a leading provider of space-based data, analytics and space services, today announced a partnership with Dragonfly Aerospace to support the Australian Government’s Office of National Intelligence (ONI) with a second satellite as a part of its ongoing National Intelligence Community Satellite (NICSAT) program. The follow-up program, NICSAT2, will see Spire designing, building, and launching the company’s Low Earth Multi-Use Receiver (LEMUR), a 6U satellite platform, with the capability of on-board computing and processing of machine learning and artificial intelligence across multi-modal data. Dragonfly Aerospace will provide a high-performance Gecko camera using its proprietary space-proven electronics and ruggedized optics for an easy-to-integrate imaging solution for the satellite.

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NanoAvionics Adds Two Nanosatellites to SpaceX Transporter-2 Mission

D2/Atlacom-1 satellite. (Credit: NanoAvionics)

COLUMBIA, Ill., June 24, 2021 (NanoAvionics PR) – NanoAvionics is gearing up for the SpaceX Transporter-2 rideshare launch at the end of June, with several satellite missions from its customers, promising to have a positive impact on businesses and communities in remote regions on Earth, as well as pioneering an ionic liquid electrospray propulsion system. Among the applications onboard are also the world’s first 1U-sized hyperspectral imager and a new high-gain X-band antenna.

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Dragonfly Aerospace Launches Award Program 

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa, June 2, 2021 — Dragonfly Aerospace is pleased to announce an Award Program for young innovative projects, working on Earth observation.

One of the key elements  in establishing an Earth observation system is the imaging payload. Dragonfly is prepared to offer one of its compact high resolution Caiman imagers for the upcoming satellite mission which aims to monitor and protect our shared global natural resources.

Conditions of the competition

The Dragonfly Aerospace Award Program will be held from June 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021.

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Firefly Aerospace Backer Max Polyakov Acquires Satellite Maker Dragonfly Aerospace

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (Dragonfly Aerospace PR) — Dr. Max Polyakov – the international technology entrepreneur, investor and economist who is revolutionizing the space industry – today announced the completion of his acquisition of a majority stake in Dragonfly Aerospace, a South African NewSpace company with over 20 years of proven heritage in high-performance imaging satellites and payloads.

This purchase cements Dragonfly Aerospace’s status as a critical component of the vertically integrated space ecosystem being built by Dr. Polyakov and Noosphere Ventures that includes Firefly, the competitively-priced space launch provider, EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA), a satellite data and analytics company with its own radar and optical satellite constellations, and SETS, a space electric thruster systems firm.

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Dragonfly to Deliver an Imager for Loft Orbital

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa, March 30, 2021 (Dragonfly Aerospace PR) — Dragonfly Aerospace is pleased to announce that it has delivered a customised Gecko electro-optical imager to Loft Orbital to fly on its YAM-3 satellite, due to launch in Q2 2021. The Gecko camera is an easy-to-integrate imaging solution with a compact design and includes large built-in mass storage. Its reliable performance comes from its mature flight-proven electronics and ruggedized optics.

This imager will be mounted to the exterior of the satellite and will be used to support tip-and-cue missions and demonstrations for customers.

“Dragonfly Aerospace is proud to be able to deliver one of our most popular products to Loft Orbital for their unique YAM programme. Our strategy is to partner with great companies from around the world to bring our vision of persistent high-quality imaging of the Earth to fruition. This mission with Loft Orbital is another step in the right direction.” Dragonfly Aerospace CEO Bryan Dean stated.

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Dragonfly and Pixxel Sign Agreement for High Resolution Imagers for Pixxel’s Satellite Constellation

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa, Feb. 16, 2021 (Dragonfly Aerospace PR) — Dragonfly Aerospace is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract for the development and delivery of high resolution electro-optical imagers for Pixxel’s planned satellite constellation. The constellation will follow the upcoming launch of Pixxel’s first satellite ‘Anand’, which also happens to be India’s first private earth imaging satellite. The planned constellation of satellites will provide global coverage every 24 hours enabling organisations around the globe to detect, monitor and predict global phenomena in near real time.

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Dragonfly Aerospace, Addvalue Sign MOU to Expand Market Outreach Globally

SINGAPORE, 8 February 2021 (Addvalue PR) – Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed Addvalue Technologies Ltd (the “Company”), a leading player in the mobile satellite communications industry, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Addvalue Innovation Pte Ltd (“Addvalue”), has entered into a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with Dragonfly Aerospace (“Dragonfly”), a leading South African-based space engineering cum space mission company, for a joint marketing collaboration in cross promoting Dragonfly’s imaging payloads and satellites and Addvalue’s Inter-Satellite Data Relay Service (“IDRS”) (the “Business Collaboration”)..

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International Consortium Adds Hyperspectral Imaging, Communication Payloads to NanoAvionics’ D-2/AtlaCom-1 Rideshare Mission

COLUMBIA, Ill. (NanoAvionics PR) — NanoAvionics, a leading nanosatellite bus manufacturer and mission integrator, has revealed the remaining three payloads of its ‘D-2/AtlaCom-1’ rideshare mission hosted on board its M6P 6U nanosatellite bus. The additional payloads, a camera for hyperspectral remote sensing, a new high-gain X-band antenna and an upgraded X-Band downlink transmitter, are all part of an international collaboration by an international consortium and its partners called “HyperActive”.

The consortium partners for this international collaboration comprise Dragonfly Aerospace (South Africa), Space JLTZ (Mexico) and NanoAvionics US as a supplier to the consortium, as well as mission contributors Polytechnical University of Atlacomulco (Mexico), and CubeCom (South Africa).

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