Orbital Sidekick awarded U.S. Air Force contract
15 October 2020
Allied Minds plc
Orbital Sidekick awarded $16M U.S. Air Force STRATFI contract
Allied Minds plc (LSE: ALM, "the Group"), the IP commercialisation company focused on early stage company development within the technology sector, announces that Orbital Sidekick, an Allied Minds portfolio company, has been awarded a multi-year contract for up to $16 million by the Department of the Air Force's commercial investment group (AFVentures), in conjunction with the Space and Missile Systems Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory, as part of its Strategic Financing (STRATFI) program.
This award will allow Orbital Sidekick to accelerate the deployment of six advanced hyperspectral imaging satellites with edge processing capabilities to provide daily targeted monitoring for the defense and commercial markets.
See here for Orbital Sidekick's release.
c/o Instinctif Partners
Adrian Duffield, Kay Larsen, Chantal Woolcock
About Allied Minds
Allied Minds plc is an IP commercialisation company focused on early stage company development within the technology sector. With origination relationships that span US federal laboratories, universities, and leading US corporations, Allied Minds historically created, and now manages and funds, a portfolio of companies to generate long-term value for its investors and stakeholders. Based in Boston, Allied Minds supports its businesses with capital, management, expertise and shared services.
For more information, please visit www.alliedminds.com.
About Orbital Sidekick
Orbital Sidekick's proprietary analytics platform and hyperspectral payload architecture provide persistent space-based monitoring solutions powered by Spectral IntelligenceTM. This unique radiometric speciation and change detection capability enables unparalleled target monitoring services for both commercial and defense users on a global scale.
For more information on Orbital Sidekick's global persistent monitoring services, please visit www.orbitalsidekick.com.
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