SAN FRANCISCO — HawkEye 360 has selected the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies Space Flight Laboratory to build its next generation of satellites to fly in formation and pinpoint the origin of radio frequency signals.
“After proving the value and accuracy of our first satellites and securing the Series B investment, we are now quickly scaling our business to support customer demand,” John Serafini, HawkEye 360 CEO, said in a statement. “These next-generation satellites will improve our capabilities and expand our constellation for faster revisit rates, which translates into better insights for a safer world across maritime, air and land domains.”
Hawkeye 360 launched its first three satellites built by UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory in December. Last year, Hawkeye 360 awarded UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory a contract to build three more satellites.
The latest contract, announced Sept. 18, covers the last 12 satellites Hawkeye needs to complete its 18-satellite constellation. Hawkeye 360 declined to comment on the value of the contract.
“We selected Space Flight Laboratory for both its expertise and flight heritage,” Chris DeMay, Hawkeye 360 founder and chief technology officer, said in a statement. “Their innovative work designing our current satellites met all technical objectives, including ...