How Satellite Operators Save $60-100m To Monetize Their Data

So why should you care about TerraStream?

Many satellite companies that we talk to, especially the seed-funded early-stage ones, are very entrepreneurial, very smart engineers.

They believe they can build anything, and they probably can. The question is, what should they build?

When you're building a platform for a satellite constellation, there are many things to worry about.

Data infrastructure is normally not at the top of the list. In fact, it's something that many companies don't consider until they're already in space. It's a last-minute thing to decide how you will monetize your data.

But with TerraStream, you can take care of that distribution, data management, and processing commercialization component - without ever having to hire an engineering team.

The biggest satellite companies out there have spent many millions of dollars, from $60-$100 million is not uncommon, to build a data distribution platform. With TerraStream, you get the power of a $60 million or a $100 million data platform for a fraction of the price.

So why not build a solution like TerraStream yourself?

Satellite operators have a real challenge getting their data into the hands of the end-users TerraStream solves this exact problem and helps them access an audience of buyers.

Back in the days before Cloud computing, you had to build your own data centers. There was a tremendous amount of cost involved in that.

You had to build up the infrastructure, and there was a cost in operating, maintaining it, and applying security patches.

When you buy a Software as a Service product like TerraStream, it enables you to manage and distribute your data while also getting you the power of the entire SkyWatch platform to sell your data and content.

You Get Software And A Team Of Experts Included

We have an outstanding team of data engineers, machine learning engineers, and image processing specialists. It would be extremely expensive to acquire these skills - and time-consuming - if you wanted to do this on your own.

And these kinds of activities are really undifferentiated for you. You need them to generate, distribute and sell your content and data - but they are not your core business.

You should be looking at things like how you improve your optics and your sensors. And we then help with those undifferentiated items like delivering your data to the market, things that every satellite company needs to do but isn’t core business.

You Can Also Sell Your Data On Our Platform

It's one thing to build a platform; it's another to be able to sell the data.

With TerraStream, you can monetize your data on a Whitelabel boutique e-commerce front end. Think of it as “Shopify for Earth observation data.”


  • We can customize it for you.
  • You can have direct access to customers who are looking for your data today.
  • And your sales team can focus on targeting those high-value customers you want to sell directly to.

In addition, TerraStream also allows you access to our aggregation platform, EarthCache, where we have many customers who are demanding different types of data all the time. With over 500,000 API calls per month and a sales team that is actively out-selling data, when you are a TerraStream customer, you can distribute your data on our EarthCache platform.


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