As part of this strategic collaborations, the companies will jointly develop and commercialize innovative earth observation satellite systems.

Today, on February 15, 2024, ISI, a leading provider of space-based geospatial intelligence solutions has announced a strategic collaboration with the companies ST Engineering Geo-Insights and ST Engineering Satellite Systems, a subsidiary of ST Engineering- a global technology, defense and engineering group based in Singapore. As the first step in this strategic collaborations, the companies have agreed to develop and launch an innovative high-resolution satellite system named KNIGHT, which will be jointly commercialized by the companies fostering global expansion and business growth.

The groundbreaking KNIGHT satellite introduces very high-resolution true-color imagery at 50cm native resolution, Full Motion Video true-color (FMV), cutting-edge SWIR imaging technology at 1.5m resolution, onboard processing system and intersatellite link to support dynamic tasking. The KNIGHT satellite will join the existing satellite constellations- ISI GlobalEye and ST Engineering SatSys’ Near Equatorial Orbit Constellation to extend satellite services & geospatial insights-as-a-service to worldwide customers.

In addition to high resolution satellite imaging services, the companies intend to offer their customers the KNIGHT satellite system on an ownership model, as part of the companies satellite system portfolios

Beyond satellite systems, the companies will actively promote and leverage their products, combining strengths to expand portfolios and markets worldwide. This partnership capitalizes on collective expertise, driving advancements in satellite production, analytics, and space-based applications, with a united goal to foster innovation and address evolving space industry needs.

Noam Segel, CEO at ISI, shared his excitement about the partnership, stating, “We are thrilled and privileged to announce this groundbreaking collaboration between ISI and ST Engineering SatSys. The joint development of ‘KNIGHT’ marks a significant milestone in new-space technology innovation. Combining ISI’s geospatial intelligence expertise with ST Engineering SatSys’ global capabilities, ‘KNIGHT’ is set to redefine the industry with cutting-edge features. Together, we look forward to shaping the future of space technology.”

Goh Ing Nam, General Manager at ST Engineering Satellite Systems, shared, “This partnership with ISI signifies a leap forward in space technology and market positioning for both our companies. By combining our strengths, we’re not just expanding our business but also creating synergies that enhance our product offerings. The development of ‘KNIGHT’ is an example of how complementary expertise can lead to leap in innovations in earth observations.


About ST Engineering Satellite Systems

ST Engineering Satellite Systems (SatSys)Pte Ltd pioneered the design, development, build, test and operation of Singapore’s first commercial earth observation satellite TeLEOS-1 optical satellites. In 2023, Satsys successfully launched and operated the TeLEOS-2 Synthetic Aperture Radar satellites. We offer high performance, high assurance satellite products with solutions for our customers.

About ISI

ISI (ImageSat International) is a world leader in providing space-based intelligence solutions and services utilizing its EROS NG™ (Next Generation) and GlobalEye Earth observation satellite constellations. For over two decades, ISI is successfully providing turn-key programs and services for its customers, combining high-resolution satellite imagery, integrating ground-based command and control systems and advanced AI-based geospatial intelligence and analytical systems.


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