CubeSat Driven ISR
10 Sep 2019
The so-called New Space sector has is changing many industries with hundreds of small CubeSats being launch almost weekly. The military ISR field used to be dominated by large SIGINT aircraft like Rivet Joint/Air Seeker and Global Hawk. Ove the past decade, the market evolved with many smaller aircraft like King Airs and smaller UAVs being used for the lower end of this mission. Today, the field is changing further with companies offering ISR data (EO imagery, SAR, and RF capture) derived from CubeSats. CubeSat-based ISR will further change the ISR sector both as a stand-alone service as well as an adjunct to current manned and unmanned platforms.