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Empowering Global Access to Space

Atlas modernizes satellite communications by offering a system that is both more advanced and cheaper than competitors’ offerings. Atlas’ advanced technologies allow for satellite owners and operators to:

  • Communicate with multiple satellites simultaneously during a single session.
  • Seamlessly transfer and process data that reduces latency from up to twelve minutes to eight seconds.

In addition, the company’s satellite systems are approximately 1/10 the cost of competing options. The result is an easy-to-use satellite communication system that eliminates headaches for owners and operators.

Atlas ranked #102 in Inc. Magazine’s 2020 list of 5000 fastest-growing companies in America. A big jump up the list from #2413 the previous year plus a growth rate of 3446%.

Quick Facts for Investors

Location: Traverse City, MI
VCapital Invested: 2018
CEO: Sean McDaniel
Founded: 2015
Founded By: Sean McDaniel
Industry: Space Communications

Why We Invested

While satellites and rockets get a lot of attention, ground communication is essential. There are a number of reasons why we had the confidence to invest in Atlas Space Operations.  Primarily, Casey Cowell, who is a member of our VCapital Advisory Board, serves as the Executive Chairman.  Casey was the co-founder and former CEO of U.S. Robotics which was acquired by 3Com Corporation. Many of Atlas employees are former military and Northrop Grumman employees and the company has a number of U.S. government contracts plus a pipeline of significant size. Atlas is the only U.S. company that is engaged in updating legacy hardware and software for the space industry.