About us

Who We Are
“We focus on the language of light, translating it for the end-users’ needs,
capturing critical spectral information for remote sensing applications”

Our Company

SATLANTIS is a Space Technology Company specialized in Earth Observation & Universe Exploration; unique in the market for its specific characteristics of agility, spectral capture and VHR resolution image quality.

To answer end-users’ increasing demand of precise geo-requirements such as following irregular geometry on Earth, the Company provides reliable and innovative integrated satellite solutions built around its customizable High and Very High-Resolution optical payloads.

With strategic partners, SATLANTIS provides End-to-End solutions, by controlling its own optical channels embarked in agile small sensor buses, operated in intelligent missions that generate unique customer proprietary data.

Leading Newspace Earth Observation Company

We provide Small Satellites Full Solutions, around the iSIM technology, to answer end-users problems and challenges.

Our History


SATLANTIS was originally founded in the US in November 2013 as a spin-off of the University of Florida (UF).


One year later, in November 2014, SATLANTIS relocated its headquarters to the Bilbao area (in Spain) to consolidate the development of optical payloads in the European market.


The Company’s headquarters are in Bilbao, Spain, within the Science Park of the University of the Basque Country, and SATLANTIS US is based within the Innovation Hub, at the University of Florida, Gainesville.


SATLANTIS Group includes SuperSharp in UK and SATLANTIS France office in Bidart.


To democratize satellite imagery by developing high-resolution Full Solutions for SmallSats at a fraction of today’s mass, size, and cost, through a set of Earth & Universe Observation technologies.

To help the end-users solving real-world issues through our satellite based E2E solutions and services.


Be a worldwide leader of miniaturized Earth Observation Technologies providing innovative, customizable, quality-focused and user-driven Small Satellites Full Solutions.

We aspire to always be at the forefront of technological innovation in the Space sector.

Our Values

Not only we believe in the importance of high quality, flexibility, and innovation, but we strongly value the human capital, composed by our Team, our partners and collaborators, and we focus on our customers’ needs.

SATLANTIS is committed to monitoring and promoting the environmental sustainability of its suppliers, processes, and products, to contribute to a more sustainable planet.

The Company adheres to a gender and conciliation policy.


SATLANTIS is founded in USA.
SATLANTIS establishes its headquarters in Spain.
The first iSIM technology is validated at the Kennedy Space Center.
SATLANTIS closes its first investment round of 2.35 M€.
The company is awarded an SME Instrument Phase 2 grant from the H2020 Programme of the European Commission.
SATLANTIS moves to its new headquarters with laboratories & clean rooms.
SATLANTIS and JAXA sign a contract for the In Orbit Demonstration of iSIM at the ISS.
iSIM-90 flight to the ISS with CASPR Mission for NASA/DoD.
SATLANTIS closes an investment boosting its growth in the USA and bringing its latest round of financing to 31M€.
Launch of the satellite Urdaneta-ARMSAT1, first full-solution for Earth Observation.
SATLANTIS and SuperSharp Space Systems (UK) enter into a strategic alliance.
Launch of iSIM-90 VNIR within ESA’s MANTIS Mission.
Launch of GEISAT Precursor satellite, full solution dedicated to CH4/GHG & Environment.
Launch of HORACIO satellite, 16U CubeSat + iSIM-90 VNIR-SWIR, multipurpose full-solution for Earth Observation.

Our Team

SATLANTIS has a multidisciplinary and international workforce of high-profile professionals in all the company’s areas. Engineers specialized in the fields of Aerospace, Astrophysicists, Optics, Mechanics, Electronics and Software, Physicists, Mathematics, EO specialists, as well as Administrative, Financial, Business & Sales Development, Project Managers, Communications, Quality and IT staff.

Board of Directors and Advisors

Jean-Jacques Dordain


Sean O´Keefe


Juan Tomás Hernani

Chief Executive Officer

Antonio López

Member of the Board of Directors

Aitor Arrizabalaga

Member of the Board of Directors

Emilio Martinez

Member of the Board of Directors

Ramón Betolaza

Member of the Board of Directors

Scott McCurdy

Member of LLC Directors Board

Guy Duchossois

Member of Advisory Board

Ruben Celaya

Member of the Board of Directors

Our Facilities

SATLANTIS HEADQUARTERS include several recently renewed office areas, laboratories and rooms.

More than 325 m2 are dedicated to laboratories for the development, production and integration of our payloads. More than 120 m2 are inside certified clean rooms. Several ISO5, ISO6 and ISO7 rooms are available for the assembly, alignment, integration, verification and quality control
of the payloads.

The laboratories are equipped with the necessary tools and instruments for the development of the electronics, mechanics, and optics of the payloads.


The Control Room

The satellite control room has 2 places for our operators, and it is directly connected to the ground stations in North Pole, Puerto Llano, Hartebeest Hoek, and antennas on the roof.

From here the mission planning and the day-to-day activities of the satellites are coordinated.

Several components of this infrastructure have been financed under different programs:

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