Kuva Space establishes U.S. arm in Fairfax, Virginia

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Finnish startup Kuva Space announced plans Feb. 7 to establish Kuva Space US in Fairfax, Virginia.
Former Iceye US CEO Jerry Welsh, a Kuva Space US board member, is leading the company’s campaign to provide hyperspectral insights to U.S. government customers.
Kuva Space selected Fairfax to “strategically positioning ourselves at the heart of the intelligence community and in close proximity to Washington D.C. and maritime security services customers based in Maryland,” Welsh told SpaceNews by email. “These locations represent three key markets that we aim to engage, develop strong relationships, and build collaboration and support.”
Kuva Space raised 16.6 million euros ($17.6 million) in a Series A funding round last year. The company plans to launch two hyperspectral imaging satellites in 2024 and to offer daily hyperspectral monitoring by 2026. By 2030, Kuva Space aims to offer three daily views of sites, Welsh said.

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