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.

ATLAS Space Operations Announces New Chief Operating Officer

ATLAS Space Operations, the leading Ground Software as a Service™ (GSaaS) provider, announced today that Mike Carey, the firm’s long-time Chief Strategy Officer and Co-founder, will serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective immediately. The move comes on the heels of a $26M Series B financing round, the addition of T.I. Weintraub as ATLAS’ Chief Growth Officer (CGO), and Corey Geer as ATLAS’ new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

ATLAS Welcomes Veteran Space Industry Leader as Chief Growth Officer

ATLAS Space Operations, a global leader in cloud-based space communications solutions, today announced that they have brought on renowned space industry business leader T.I. Weintraub to lead their strategic growth initiatives as the company’s new Chief Growth Officer (CGO). Weintraub brings a wealth of knowledge and experience most recently from BlueHalo, where he served as the Director of Business Development..

The Importance of a Great User Interface (UI)

A great user interface (UI) impacts many of your daily activities whether you realize it or not.
At ATLAS Space Operations, we spent time focusing on the machine-to-machine interface knowing that, some day, we would focus on a new user interface. However, we’ve always felt it’s not enough to simply have a UI. Rather, the UI must offer features that haven’t been seen before, but are essential to successful satellite operations. Task Insights and Free Time are key to that effort.

Putting the SaaS in GSaaS

If you are a spacecraft operator, it’s important to understand precisely what you are getting when you are selecting a ground station provider. Today, most antenna providers have adopted the term Ground Station as a Service as a way to describe themselves in the marketplace.
When we first started ATLAS Space Operations in 2015, the term Ground Station as a Service wasn’t very well defined and, frankly, didn’t exist. We had the vision to offer the first “service” model for ground stations and, to this day, are considered a pioneer of GSaaS.

Ground Segment Value Chain

Ground service providers offer a range of services from simple rack space to commodity hardware accessed by a VPN tunnel. However, it is worth evaluating the entirety of the chain with respect to the work your team will have to perform to integrate. If you are launching your first test spacecraft, and need 2 full time engineers to perform integration with ground providers, it can dramatically affect your costs. As a result, you have to ask yourself: what will I get in return from each ground service provider?

ATLAS Awarded NOAA IDIQ Contract For GSaaS Services

ATLAS Space Operations announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) awarded it an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for space communication services. The multi-year, multi-million dollar contract will use ATLAS to provide Ground Station as a Service (GSaaS) capabilities to power NOAA missions using ATLAS’ Freedom™ Software and its Global Antenna Network.

ATLAS Wins Defense Innovation Unit Award for Unified Federated Network

ATLAS Space Operations announced that the Defense Innovation Unit awarded it the Hybrid Space Architecture (HSA) contract to demonstrate a federated network. Leveraging its operational experience and prior development activity, the HSA capability represents a major advancement in network management, which is particularly meaningful for aging communications infrastructure.