Capella Space partners with In-Q-Tel

San Francisco, CA-based Capella Space announced on March 18 a new strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit strategic investor, that accelerates the development and delivery of cutting-edge technologies to U.S. government agencies and their allies.

“With the recent launch of Capella-3 and Capella-4, we have effectively tripled our commercial constellation, enabling us to deliver our Spot imagery at an increasingly higher frequency to help our customers solve some of the world’s toughest problems,” said Payam Banazadeh, CEO and founder of Capella Space. “Five years ago, the U.S. government sought out Silicon Valley commercial innovation to deploy SAR systems at scale, and we founded Capella Space as a result. With this latest partnership with In-Q-Tel, we look forward to expanding our relationship with its government partners. Our team is proud to provide reliable, high-resolution SAR imagery to give our government a competitive edge and meet their mission-critical objectives.”

“In-Q-Tel is excited about the capabilities offered by Capella’s newest systems on-orbit, and we look forward to working with the company to help our government partners address their enduring need for reliable and repeatable imagery, despite poor weather, for applications that include disaster relief and environmental land use,” added Tom Gillespie, Managing Partner, Investments, In-Q-Tel.

Capella’s expanded partnership with In-Q-Tel involves a development effort that will impact the mission and marks the latest in a series of contracts Capella has that serve several U.S. Intelligence and Department of Defense agencies, including the Defense Innovation Unit, National Reconnaissance Office, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Navy.

Source: Capella Space