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Ursa Space Systems

Ursa Space Systems

Ursa Space Systems is a geospatial data and analytics firm

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Series B round
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December 11, 2020

Ursa expands ability to measure oil inventory to 6.6 billion barrels and 971 locations around the world.

August 16, 2020

URSA team aids Mauritius oil spill with SAR technology and AIS maritime data

August 28, 2017

Ursa Provides Satellite Information for Areas Affected by Hurricane Harvey
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Total funding amount (USD)
40,295,620
Total funding amount (USD)
27,700,000
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In July of 2020, Mauritius, an island nation off the southeast coast of AfricaAfrica, experienced a tragedy when a bulk carrier, MV Wakashio, loaded with over one million gallons of heavy engine oil, ran into a coral reef in a nature park area. The Ursa team monitored the size and location of the resultant oil slick using satellite-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and AIS maritime data.

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In July of 2020, MauritiusMauritius, an island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, experienced a tragedy when a bulk carrier, MV Wakashio, loaded with over one million gallons of heavy engine oil, ran into a coral reef in a nature park area. The Ursa team monitored the size and location of the resultant oil slick using satellite-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and AIS maritime data.

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eFlooded areas (market in blue) following Hurrican Harvey

Satellite image of Houston, TX on August 29, 2017, post Hurricane Harvey. Source: Ursa
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Ursa Space Systems is a satellite intelligence company that provides business and government decision makers access to on-demand analytic solutions, using synthetic aperture radar (SAR). The company utilizes a constellation of radar satellites to detect re-timereal-time changes in the world, combinedand combines it with terrestrial-based data from various sources, to deliver analytic-based insights for their customers. Ursa purchases imagery from other companies and does not have any of its own satellites. Features of the Ursa Space Systems platform include a rapid response alert system, easy-to-use-interfaces, and secure API access.The customer base is 75% commercial, with users that include oil and gas companies, customers with global supply chains, and financial institutions .

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Ursa Space Systems was founded in 2014 by Adam MaherAdam Maher, Derek Edinger,Derek Edinger, and Julie BakerJulie Baker. thereUrsa had humble beginnings in the basement of Maher, and the initial vision was ato realcreate customersmall needphysical forsatellites processedbut datalater andshifted analyticstoward the SAR-analytics-as-a-service platform.

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In 2017, in to assist with the category 4 hurricane that hit Texas and Louisiana, Ursa Space quickly created a flood monitoring capability. This service was offered free to first responders. Ursa uses SAR imagery, which is useful during weather events because imagery is not hampered by clouds or darkness.

eFlooded areas (market in blue) following Hurrican Harvey
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In 2020, Ursa Space Systems began using satellites to study the impact of the global pandemic on oil industries outside the US where public data is not otherwise available. The company is also tracking activity at the Wuhan North railway station (the main freight train stop in the Chinese city where the virus was first detected in 2019) and a Nissan plant in Japan, to analyze the economic impact on the pandemic.

Mauritius oil spill

In July of 2020, Mauritius, an island off the southeast coast of Africa, experienced a tragedy when a bulk carrier loaded with over one million gallons of heavy engine oil ran into a coral reef in a nature park area. The Ursa team monitored the size and location of the resultant oil slick using satellite-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and AIS maritime data.

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SAR 101 with URSA's Daniela Moody

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Ursa Space Systems is a satellite intelligence company that provides business and government decision makers access to on-demand analytic solutions, using synthetic aperture radar (SAR). The company utilizes a constellation of radar satellites to detect re-time changes in the world, combined with terrestrial-based data from various sources, to deliver analytic-based insights for their customers. Ursa purchases imagery from other companies and does not have any of its own satellites. Features of the Ursa Space Systems platform include a rapid response alert system, easy-to-use-interfaces, and secure APIAPI access.The customer base is 75% commercial, with users that include oil and gas companies, customers with global supply chains, and financial institutions .

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In 2020, Ursa Space Systems began using satellites to the impact of the global pandemic on oil industries outside the US where public data is not otherwise available. The company is also tracking activity at the Wuhan North railway stationWuhan North railway station (the main freight train stop in the Chinese city where the virus was first detected in 2019) and a Nissan plant in Japan, to analyze the economic impact on the pandemic.

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In 2017, in to assist with the category 4 hurricane that hit Texas and LouisianaLouisiana, Ursa Space quickly created a flood monitoring capability. This service was offered free to first responders. SAR imagery is useful during weather events because imagery is not hampered by clouds or darkness.

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Ursa Space Systems was founded in 2014 by Adam MaherAdam Maher, Derek Edinger, and Julie Baker. there was a real customer need for processed data and analytics.

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In 2017, in to assist with the category 4 hurricane that hit TexasTexas and Louisiana, Ursa Space quickly created a flood monitoring capability. This service was offered free to first responders. SAR imagery is useful during weather events because imagery is not hampered by clouds or darkness.

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In 2020, Ursa Space Systems began using satellites to the impact of the global pandemic on oil industries outside the US where public data is not otherwise available. The company is also tracking activity at the Wuhan North railway station (the main freight train stop in the Chinese city where the virus was first detected in 2019) and a Nissan plant in JapanJapan, to analyze the economic impact on the pandemic.

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Ursa Space Systems

Ursa Space Systems is a geospatial data and analytics firm

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Ursa Space Systems is a satellite intelligence company that provides business and government decision makers access to on-demand analytic solutions, using synthetic aperture radar (SAR). The company utilizes a constellation of radar satellites to detect re-time changes in the world, combined with terrestrial-based data from various sources, to deliver analytic-based insights for their customers. Ursa purchases imagery from other companies and does not have any of its own satellites. Features of the Ursa Space Systems platform include a rapid response alert system, easy-to-use-interfaces, and secure API access.The customer base is 75% commercial, with users that include oil and gas companies, customers with global supply chains, and financial institutions .

History

Ursa Space Systems was founded in 2014 by Adam Maher, Derek Edinger, and Julie Baker. there was a real customer need for processed data and analytics.

Applications

Applications include:

  • Maritime activity
  • Ground/air transportation
  • Land management & infrastructure
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Weather events and natural disasters
  • Military and geopolitical activity
  • Supply chain/property risk management
  • Financial services

Hurricane Harvey

In 2017, in to assist with the category 4 hurricane that hit Texas and Louisiana, Ursa Space quickly created a flood monitoring capability. This service was offered free to first responders. SAR imagery is useful during weather events because imagery is not hampered by clouds or darkness.

COVID-19

In 2020, Ursa Space Systems began using satellites to the impact of the global pandemic on oil industries outside the US where public data is not otherwise available. The company is also tracking activity at the Wuhan North railway station (the main freight train stop in the Chinese city where the virus was first detected in 2019) and a Nissan plant in Japan, to analyze the economic impact on the pandemic.

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Latest funding round date
November 2019
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