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Analytical Space

Analytical Space is a satellite communications company making satellites equipped with RD-laser communications technology.

Analytical Space is a satellite communications company making satellites equipped with RD-laser communications technology. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was founded in 2016 by Daniel Nevius and Justin Oliveira.

The company develops optical communication satellites for low earth orbit capable of low latency transmission services for remote sensing operators. The satellites made by Analytical Space can be used for weather forecasting, asset tracking, hyperspectral imaging, and synthetic aperture radar. Notable investors and partners of Analytical Space include: The Engine Network, Space Angels, Flybridge, DI, Yard Ventures, NXT Ventures, Hi, HBS, Shasta Ventures, DRF, and MassChallenge.


Analytical Space has developed a CubeSat with a hybrid RF-laser to relay data for satellite operators and customers based on the technologies capability for data increases through RF. This includes the company's development of a data relay network to increase data offload rates and provide continuous low-latency ground links, with the intention of increasing connectivity time and increasing downlink data rates.

Analytical Space suggests the company's solution offers a six-times increase in imaging volume and delivery of that imaging data to any location in real time. This is done through the company's in-orbit communication infrastructure, which is intended to allow for real-time knowledge of planet surface happenings.

Use cases

Analytical Space suggests the company's imaging satellites are good for multiple industry use cases, including:

  • Food and water security
  • Climate change monitoring and mitigation
  • Rising geopolitical tension
  • Disaster mitigation and response


February 10, 2021
Analytical Space wins $26.4 million contract to establish "fast pixel" optical network for data transport.
September 2017
Analytical Space raises a $3,500,000 seed round from Dorm Room Fund, Dream Incubator, Flybridge Capital Partners, NXT Ventures, Shasta Ventures, Space Angels and The Engine.
November 3, 2016
Analytical Space raises a $75,000 grant from MassChallenge.
September 1, 2016
Analytical Space raises a $500,000 angel round from Dylan Taylor, MassChallenge and Space Angels.

Funding Rounds




Further Resources


Analytical Space wins $26.4 million to establish optical network - SpaceNews


February 10, 2021

U.S. Space Force Awards Analytical Space $26.4 million Contract to Deploy "Fast Pixel" Space Data Transport Network


February 10, 2021


January 29, 2021
Analytical Space, Inc. (ASI) announced today a key new partnership with Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications and Addvalue Innovation Pte Ltd, a wireless and broadband communications technology innovator. This new collaboration will enable ASI to leverage unique aspects of the Inmarsat and Addvalue network ecosystems, and will be an important enabler in ASI's rollout of its Fast Pixel NetworkTM. The Fast Pixel Network is a data transport satellite network in...


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