March 22, 2023 - Los Angeles, California - Pixxel, a leader in cutting-edge earth-imaging technology, has been awarded a 5-year contract by the NRO Commercial Systems Program Office (CSPO) under the Strategic Commercial Enhancements Broad Agency Announcement for Commercial Hyperspectral Capabilities.
Pixxel will provide technical hyperspectral imagery (HSI) remote sensing capabilities via modeling and simulation and data evaluation. Using its currently on-orbit pathfinder systems and future HSI constellations, Pixxel will demonstrate its capabilities through end-to-end tasking, collection, and product dissemination and respond to ad-hoc product ordering and delivery requests from the NRO and its partners.
“The entire team here at Pixxel is excited to begin this journey with the NRO,” said Awais Ahmed, CEO and co-founder of Pixxel. “We are fully committed to this fantastic opportunity to offer our imaging capabilities to the organization, its partners, and the U.S. geospatial intelligence community.”
“We look forward to a collaboration with NRO CSPO and our esteemed partners, Riverside Research, Rochester Institute Technology (RIT) Center for Imaging Science (CIS), and Labsphere to advance this promising new space-based commercial remote sensing technology,” said Pixxel Vice President, Skip Maselli.
Pixxel’s hyperspectral satellites capture images at hundreds of wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum and reveal key data about the health of our planet. Pixxel has seen a landmark year of growth, launching three pathfinder missions into orbit and growing their customer base across agriculture, mining, climate, oil and gas, government, and more. This agreement marks Pixxel’s first publicly announced government customer and aligns with growing public sector interest in climate monitoring tools.