Nanosatellite deployments are critical for maritime security and operations, which is why we watch this industry very closely. With companies like Spire and Planet access to AIS data, ship location and estimated routing, weather, surveillance are becoming ever more reachable to companies that use them in their businesses to support the activities in the ocean economy.
Orbital Transports plans to take over the space mission logistics burden from space startups and let them focus on their technology. Space is no longer an impenetrable frontier managed by large state owned space organizations. For startups this means more opportunities and more applications.
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