Ursa Space and KT SAT Partner, Providing SAR-based Analytics to Asia Pacific Region


KT SAT will expand its product offerings to meet the growing and changing needs of its customer base by offering geospatial analytics from Ursa Space Systems.

ITHACA, NY – AUGUST 31, 2022 – KT SAT, the leading provider of satellite communication service in South Korea, and Ursa Space Systems, a geospatial analytics orchestrator, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to partner in the Asia Pacific region.

KT SAT will expand its product offerings to meet the growing and changing needs of its customer base in the Asia Pacific region by including Ursa Space’s synthetic aperture radar (SAR) based analytics. Ursa Space will leverage KT SAT’s customer intimacy in the market, expanding accessibility to geospatial analytics from multiple providers and increasing overall visibility into radar-based global monitoring.

KT SAT’s mission-based, customer-first business model prioritizes the user experience in an intensively competitive market environment, putting efforts to achieve customer satisfaction at the forefront. With a demonstrated 50 years of satellite expertise and five (5) satellites currently in orbit, KT SAT enables connectivity for immersive experiences and real-time communications.

Ursa Space leverages the world’s most comprehensive and progressive virtual constellation, comprising SAR, Optical, and RF sensing from multiple commercial sources and advanced data fusion capabilities, providing insights into physical changes on Earth. Ursa’s platform orchestrates satellite imagery and analytic services at scale, to rapidly deliver to customers insights when needed.

“The real value for Ursa in partnering with KT SAT is intimate customer awareness in the Asia Pacific region,” said Billie Sims, Vice President, Partner Program at Ursa Space. “We’re in a unique position to provide KT SAT with SAR-based analytic capabilities in a market where there is demand for this orchestration power. This partnership is truly a win for both teams, where Ursa’s capabilities married with KT SAT’s relationships bring needed and valuable insights to the region.”

Kyungmin David Song, KT SAT CEO, said, “We are very pleased with the partnership, which enables us to provide new business values to customers by drawing key insights based on Ursa’s SAR capability. With this collaboration, we expect to expand the markets by offering a comprehensive portfolio of Space Data service including both Optical and SAR imagery analytics“.





About Ursa Space

Ursa Space Systems is a satellite-analytics-as-a-service company that leverages the world’s largest, most progressive commercial satellite network and advanced data fusion capabilities to provide insights into physical changes on Earth. Our focus is on enabling automated change detection from multiple commercial sources, while eliminating the challenges of sourcing synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery and performing change analytics. The company’s subscription and custom services enable clients to access satellite imagery and analytic results with no geographic, political, or weather-related limitations.

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Media contact:

Emily Lalande, Marketing Manager, emily.lalande@ursaspace.com


About KT SAT

Since the establishment of Kumsan Satellite Service Center in 1970, KT SAT (wholly owned by KT) has been leading Korea’s broadcasting and telecommunication industry for over 50 years in Asia. KT SAT deploys a total of five satellites to provide user-customized services and global satellite coverage over Asia, the Middle East and Africa. KOREASAT reaches majority of regions where customers need satellite service, covering from Asia to Africa with C-band Hemi Beam and providing very high powered Ku-Band Regional Beam in South East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Leveraging the abundant experience and expertise of a global operator, KT SAT provides high performance connectivity for maritime, broadcasting, data, and government services. Recently, KT SAT launched the Space Data service providing high resolution satellite imagery data and analytics through a SaaS(Software-as-a-service) geospatial analytics platform.


Media contact:

Eunwoo Kim, Marketing Manager, ktsat@kt.com




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