National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Enhancing Mission with Ursa Space


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ITHACA, NY — February 1, 2021 — Ursa Space Systems (Ursa Space) is supporting the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) by leveraging the unique ability of its space systems to deliver insights on the world’s energy market through a multi-year option contract for GEOINT data services. 

Through commercial analytics, services, and products, Ursa Space’s virtual synthetic aperture radar (SAR) constellation is being used to augment NGA’s collection capabilities coupled with AI/ML-based computer vision analytics to provide value-added GEOINT knowledge and information in support of NGA’s mission.  

Through the Ursa subscription service, NGA analysts can identify trends and patterns, and develop better economic analysis by accessing weekly updates to the data. The weekly updates provided by Ursa Space’s SAR constellation through Ursa Space’s data platform, enable analysts to work from home. This effort has also enabled NGA analysts to interact with commercial data APIs and retrieve relevant global derived intelligence in a timely manner, without significant development work on NGA’s end. This subscription service is one example of the NGA Commercial and Business Operations Group successfully leveraging years of commercial investment in specialized SAR-sensors and analytics to empower the geospatial intelligence community.

“We are thrilled to continue working with the NGA and provide them the benefits of our reliable SAR-based direct measurements and global coverage,” said Adam Maher, co-founder and CEO of Ursa Space. “We are continually updating our product offerings for existing customers and new partners and are seeing an increase in market demand for our SAR-based measurement and analytic subscription services.”

The original award announcement is available here.

Through its radar satellite network and data fusion expertise, Ursa Space can detect and measure real-time changes in the physical world and provide detailed analysis.

About Ursa Space Systems

Ursa Space is a U.S.-based satellite intelligence company that provides business and government decision-makers access to on-demand analytic solutions. Through its radar satellite network and data fusion expertise, Ursa Space detects real-time changes in the physical world to expand transparency. The company’s subscription and custom services enable clients to access satellite imagery and analytic results with no geographic, political, or weather-related limitations. Based in Ithaca, NY, Ursa Space was founded in 2014 by leaders in the satellite and software security fields with the vision to unlock the potential of data and insights derived from radar satellite imaging. For product details, visit For announcements, follow Ursa Space on Twitter @UrsaSpace.

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