Why I’m Leaving Azavea to Join Umbra

Good times.

Why Commercial Earth Observation is Such a Dysfunctional Industry

Limitations of Optical Imagery

Capacity

Physics

Look at the size of that lad! That’s Worldview-3, Maxar’s best operational sensor. Image courtesy of eoPortal.

Demand

Enter: Umbra

Obligatory “What do I do with my hands?” team photo.

Betting on the Underdog

The antenna unfurls kind of like an umbrella…umbr-ell-a…umbra…wait a minute!

A Nascent Market

Risks

Technical

Regulatory

Financial

Market/Demand

Ethical

Having My Cake and Eating It, Too

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