With Series A Funding Secured; ATLAS Accelerates the Rapid Expansion of Its Global Network

Traverse City, MI – December 17, 2018 – ATLAS Space Operations announced today the completion of its Series A funding, which included an investment from Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund (ROTR).

This latest funding round provides ATLAS with an enhanced ability to accelerate its already rapid expansion of the Freedom™ Ground Network; the company’s global network of strategically placed satellite antennas. Currently, ATLAS is developing ground sites in Tahiti, Guam, Japan, and in Chile, as well as an additional ground station in the U.S., to be located at ATLAS’ corporate headquarters in Traverse City, Michigan. All of these will be added to the Freedom™ Ground Network which includes U.S. based antennas in California, New Mexico, and Washington; and international locations in Ghana, Finland and New Zealand.

Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund makes early stage investments in companies outside of the coastal tech hubs that are disrupting traditional industries with innovative products and services. Revolution is led by Steve Case, Co-Founder of America Online (AOL).

“ATLAS’ innovative service fills a rapidly growing need for access to space,” said J.D. Vance, Managing Partner for ROTR. “Their platform promises to provide customers with a single, more secure, point-of-access to space communications, via the Freedom™ Network of ground-station antenna. With its headquarters in Traverse City, Michigan, ATLAS is another example of a great company starting and scaling outside of Silicon Valley.”

ATLAS Co-Founder and CEO, Sean McDaniel said about ROTR, “They share our vision for innovation, and we’re thrilled to have their confidence.” Sean added, “Ground-to-space communications may not be as flashy as rockets, but it is an integral component for every space mission. ROTR’s investment in ATLAS doesn’t just validate ATLAS as an industry innovator, it represents a financially-backed understanding that our technology, which capitalizes on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, is the way of the future for ground-to-space communication.”

Spread the awesome news!

Explore More News & Updates

ATLAS Wins Data Analytics SBIR to Deliver Resiliency and Insights

ATLAS Wins Data Analytics SBIR to Deliver Resiliency and Insight

ATLAS Space Operations, the leading Ground Software as a Service™ (GSaaS) provider, today announced the award of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to develop a data analytics platform for the United States Space Force. The program will see ATLAS integrate communications infrastructure and multi-domain command and control systems to deliver enhanced insights regarding space communications through network data analytics.

Read More »
Redefining GSaaS: Ground Software as a Service

Redefining GSaaS: Ground Software as a Service™

The software-as-a-service (SaaS) model is ubiquitous. These days, it would be difficult to count on one hand the number of SaaS tools that we interact with every day. Increasingly, businesses are adopting the SaaS model and allowing other businesses to ‘subscribe’ to their professional offerings. In this article, we break down the shift that the satellite communications industry has experienced with GSaaS, or Ground Station as a Service, and the disruptive leap forward ATLAS Space Operations has made in redefining GSaaS — now, Ground Software as a Service.

Read More »
ATLAS Awarded SBIR Contract for Space Domain Awareness

ATLAS Awarded SBIR Contract for Space Domain Awareness

ATLAS Space Operations, the leading provider of Ground Software as a Service™ (GSaaS), today announced the award of a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II award to develop their Space Domain Awareness (SDA) capabilities. This effort will use ATLAS software and hardware to increase ATLAS’ ability to conduct passive RF observations of

Read More »