OroraTech Signs a Multi-Million Contract to Deliver Data to the European Union

Munich, Germany – June 19th, 2023 – OroraTech, the global leader in space-based thermal intelligence, has signed a multi-million contract with the European Space Agency to deliver data to the European Union as part of the Copernicus Contributing Mission (CCM). Leveraging its recently launched in-orbit thermal sensor network, OroraTech will contribute vital data to critical sectors such as emergency services, climate change analysis, marine management, and land management.

Dr. Martin Langer, CTO of OroraTech

"Being selected as one of the exclusive nine companies for the CCM mission is a remarkable accomplishment for OroraTech. It underscores how valuable OroraTech’s thermal data is,” stated Dr. Martin Langer, CTO of OroraTech. "As the EU is expected to purchase more data commercially, our potential to provide a full suite of Thermal Intelligence based on real-time thermal data will increase. This way, we will address more industry sectors and effectively mitigate the impact of climate change."

The Copernicus program is the largest provider of Earth observation data globally.


Thomas Grübler with Commissioner Thierry Breton, Earth Observation Programmes Director Simonetta Cheli, Director for Space Development & Innovation at European Commission Catherine Kavvada, ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher, and other experts at International Paris Air Show on June 19, 2023, in Paris, France. 

Earth Observation Programmes Director, Simonetta Cheli, comments: “I would like to warmly congratulate the nine companies joining the growing Copernicus Contributing Missions program. This is a testimonial of the agility and continuous evolution of Copernicus, the importance of onboarding commercial missions, and a vote of confidence for European Earth Observation New Space.”

Just a week ago, OroraTech successfully deployed its next thermal sensor of a commercial orbit-based network, marking the launch of its first Global Thermal Intelligence Service. Customers can now obtain ultra-fast fire detection of bush-size fires and precise fire perimeter location within minutes to mobile and desktop devices. In addition, tasking services covering the crucial afternoon periods allow customers to monitor crisis zones on demand. Ultimately, OroraTech’s service will provide movie-like monitoring of fires and instantaneous predictions on a global scale in real-time.

Read the German version here.

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