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constellr’s second satellite: Scaling New Heights

May 23, 2024


Rosa Schmidt

constellr’s second satellite: Scaling New Heights

Freiburg, 23rd of May 2024- constellr’s 2nd satellite is on the way and will be launched with the support of ESA’s ScaleUp INVEST.

A greatly significant step for constellr’s growth trajectory has been reached with the signature of a contract for commercial acceleration with the European Space Agency’s ScaleUp INVEST programme. This contracts marks an important milestone, in which ESA co-finances the launch of our second satellite. Together with ExoLaunch as our Launch broker, constellr is ready to take the next steps towards commercialisation.

With a focus on expanding our satellite constellation, the 2nd satellite represents our commitment to amplifying revenue and advancing our mission of providing accurate temperature monitoring services to support global food security. Securing funding from the European Space Agency for the purchase and launch of satellite number 2 is a strategic move that accelerates our timeline, bringing us one step closer to achieving high temporal resolution and unlocking new market segments. This milestone not only strengthens our position in the Earth observation agricultural data space, but also propels us towards our vision of becoming a leading player in the industry.

Dr. Gianluigi Baldesi , Head of the Ventures and Financing Offices talks about the project: “constellr is the prime example of a company that has walked the full commercialisation pathway that ESA offers in developing the most promising European space industrial players — from ideation within the ESA BIC, which constellr joined in 2020, to technological development within ESA InCubed in 2022-2023, to now enabling companies like constellr to scale-up their commercial operations via our programme — ScaleUp INVEST. Several constellr’s investors are part of ESA Investor Network.”

constellr GmbH

constellr (Germany, Belgium) is a pan-European technology company enabling globally scalable high-precision smart farming and resource management to support global food security in a time of climate change. Using proprietary space infrastructure, constellr leads the way in beyond-visual imaging technology to assess vegetation and soil health at an unprecedented level.

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