Back in May, the R Squared team launched a blog series about satellite technology and its impact on the investing world. If you missed Part I or Part II, you can read those blogs here:
For Part III, we’re going to take a look at more ways the small satellite (smallsat) industry could change how investors allocate funds.
Recently, the AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites took place in Logan, Utah. Attendance this year was around 2,550 participants—up from 900 in 2007. One of the conference presenters was Ursa Space Systems, a company that “delivers global economic insights to energy and financial enterprises, providing a reliable information source about areas of the world that are traditionally opaque.” More specifically, Ursa is able to offer estimates of oil inventories in China.