PlanetiQ contracts with Antrix for weather satellite launch

PlanetiQ said it has signed a contract with Antrix Corporation Limited for the launch of PlanetiQ´s first two weather satellites on a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) during the fourth quarter of 2016.

Ten more satellites are planned for launch in 2017 to complete an initial set of 12 satellites that will dramatically improve global weather forecasting, climate monitoring and space weather prediction, and enable advanced analytics for numerous industries worldwide.

The ISRO´s PSLV is among the world´s most reliable launch vehicles with 30 consecutive successful flights. The PSLV has launched 51 satellites for international customers from 20 countries, in addition to 33 Indian national satellites.

PlanetiQ data and services are valuable to a diverse range of commercial and government customers worldwide in areas including weather forecasting, aviation, shipping, offshore oil and gas, defense, intelligence, energy, agriculture, insurance, retail and transportation. It is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.