Space Operations as a Service

ATLAS is a US owned, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOB) company

What is ATLAS?

The ATLAS network provides affordable cloud based solutions for space access in the rapidly growing global space market. Our network utilizes both ATLAS owned and cooperative antennas to provide our users S, X, and UHF band coverage and TT&C at a fraction of the cost.

Built around the ATLAS Freedom software platform, our team has developed a proprietary way to cut costs, and efficiently schedule all of our customers. The ATLAS Freedom platform allows us to offer the lowest prices on the market without skimming on quality. We like to call that a win, win situation.

Get started doing what you do best, build your satellite – let us worry about the rest


Who are the Founders?

Sean McDaniel

Sean McDaniel

Chief Executive Officer

Expertise in Space Ground System Development. 15+ Years in Space System Engineering and Program Management. MS Aerospace Engineering, BS Mathematics

Mike Rendine

Mike Rendine

Chief Financial Officer

40+ Years Engineering Program/Financial Management in Space and Missile Defense Industry. Retired USAF COL. Founder of ASAI, ASAT. Former VP at Orbital Sciences. MS Industrial Engineering, BS Mechanical Engineering

Mike Rendine

Mike Carey

Chief Operations Officer

30+ years relevant experience in satellite and space operations. Retired USAF Maj General. Former Space Wing and Test Group Commander. MA National Security and Strategic Studies, Master of Public Administration

Mike Rendine

Brad Bode

Chief Technical Officer

15+ Expertise in Space Ground System, SW Development, Small Satellite ground Architecture Development & Mission Planning Applications, and Cloud Computing. Masters of Computer Science


Space Operations as a Service

S, X, and UHF Band

Our mixed fleet of antennas provides global coverage.
* Ka band in 2017

Polar Constellation Support

S and Ka band (2017) dedicated support. 1GBps fiber network to support large quantity/low latency data requirements.

FEC (Forward Error Correction)

LDPC 1/2, LDPC 7/8, Convolutional (CCSDS, Parallel-8, & IESS), Reed Solomon, (223,255) & (239, 255), TPC 7/8

Pay As You Go

Pay per minute... From bent pipe to real time control. You pick your features and add ons.


Direct PSK Support


Virtual Sat Ops

Through partnerships with quality vendors ATLAS will offer full scope solutions including Sat Ops. Mission planning, operations, and data management available in your browser


We use the same security your bank uses for all of our web based applications. What about your data? We can secure the pipe all the way to delivery to your system if required. Additional physical and data security needs can be discussed on an individual basis.

Customizable Plans

Depending on your needs ATLAS can come up with a plan that works for you. While cost is always a consideration we like to provide the best quality of service.

Freedom Platform

The Freedom Platform allows us to do more for less

Why Freedom Platform? Because customers expect easy access to the data they own. They want to customize via Machine to Machine interfaces to cut costs and save dollars for spending on their Satellites.

What is Freedom?

ATLAS has gone to great lengths to make the complicated simple. From our user interface to our scheduling algorithms we aim to provide a streamline system for accessing your data.

Mobile Ready

Our system is available via your mobile phone. Stay up to date even when you are away from the operations center.

REST Interface

REST is a very simple way of sharing data over HTTP. Our system fully supports REST for all services.

Simple User Interface

A simple to use web based interface allows customers to get started quickly.

Demo Coming Soon!

Smart Scheduling

Our intelligent algorithm for scheduling assets allows us to maximize antenna usage thus reducing costs to our tiered customers.


Where we place our antennas matters

From Polar to Equatorial we are making the best decisions possible to serve the broadest range of customers. We all know that requirements differ across satellite constellations so a balance must be struck to keep costs down and customers happy.

But we have specific needs?
We are happy to entertain dedicated antenna's for any system. Let us do what we do best... integrate antenna networks. We can even consider your specific security requests if required. Isolated hardware modems FIPS, ITAR, and DoD CSM compliance; we will do our best to meet your needs.


What's going on with ATLAS?

Michigan’s Tech Business and Investments Boon Show No Signs of Slowing as ATLAS Space Operations Relocates to Traverse City.

May 15, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - ATLAS Space Operations Inc., the US leader in cloud-based satellite management and control services, announced earlier today its acquisition of lead funding from Boomerang Catapult LLC, and the relocation of its operations to Traverse City, Michigan from Encinitas, California.

ATLAS is a state-of-the-art satellite data and communications company that is revolutionizing the small satellite industry with its proprietary cloud-based operations that provide a far superior user interface, much stronger connectivity, and 2x the speed – all at prices 10x lower than their nearest industry competitor can provide. Small satellites can be anywhere between the size of a household dishwasher or shoebox, but there’s nothing small about their $42 billion-dollar market.

“We’re excited to come to Traverse City,” said Sean McDaniel, CEO for ATLAS. Adding, “And we’re pleased that Boomerang shares our vision for Traverse City as the next hub for space industry operations in the US.”

Commenting on Boomerang Catapult’s lead investment in ATLAS, Boomerang’s principle, Casey Cowell said “We’re excited for the future. The small satellite industry is growing exponentially, and ATLAS is perfectly positioned to capitalize on the market.” Mr. Cowell stated that he expects ATLAS’ issuance of preferred stock, with a series A round planned for later this year.

On the ATLAS relocation, Mr. Cowell remarked “This is a major step in Traverse City’s growth as a tech hub. ATLAS is a great example of a technology-based company looking to take advantage of the wealth of engineering skills located here in Michigan.”

Mr. Cowell’s assessment of the talent pool and opportunity to be had in Michigan is spot on. The greater metropolitan area surrounding Detroit has a concentration STEM workers that is 50% above the U.S. norm, so it stands to reason that last year Detroit generated 26% growth in high-tech jobs, marking a high point in growth for a region that has seen some 14,000 new jobs created since 2006.

 “The move to Traverse City is already underway,” said recent local and ATLAS Chief Operations Officer, Mike Carey. “We’re ramping up to hire 20 new employees by 2018.”

Contact Us

Want to get in touch or stay informed?

Please contact us by email (info@atlasground.com)to be included in our email updates or to inquire about our services.

9057 Center Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
P: (877) 392-8527
P: (877) EZ ATLAS