Executing and managing satellite missions using today’s tools is slow, inefficient, and expensive. As former operators ourselves, we’re building the next generation of tools to get you from the back of a napkin to the launchpad faster.
Rapid onboarding of new contributors. Seamless collaboration across teams with real-time and asynchronous tools.
Simple and transparent processes to ensure everyone on your team is on the same page.
Easily collect and maintain all mission-critical information and data in visible, searchable, and queryable repositories.
Reduce tedium. Save time and effort, with improved cross-functional collaboration, information operations and management, and smart process automation.
A best-in-class interface purpose-built for satellite operators that streamlines workflows across engineering, requirements management, verification and validation, compliance, documentation, and more so you can run faster and leaner mission operations.
Seamlessly generate custom artifacts to ensure traceability. Stay on task with customizable performance metrics and instant reports.
For everyone designing, building, and testing satellites
Smoother workflows with tools and built-in logic optimized specifically for satellite missions to prevent mistakes.
Plan, manage documentation and requirements, and execute, all within one unified UI with tools for everything you could need for day-to-day operations.
Leverage your strategic partners by working with them more effectively.
For leaders who need to keep missions on track and get hardware out the door
No more manual updates, repetitive data exports, and backlogged status reports. Link and navigate between tasks, technical specifications, and go/no-go reviews so changes anywhere are continually propagated across the entire mission.
Make informed decisions faster, and with fewer errors, by ensuring your team maintains a shared, high-level understanding of complex environments with consistent data.
Email and in-platform notifications keep all users updated on changes made in related workstreams.
For external contributors working with satellite operators
Get to work fast with automations that reduce friction, minimize repetitive communications, and enable more effective collaboration and coordination.
Exchange sensitive documentation, data, and technical information with peace of mind. Stay on target with role-based permissioning and access control.
Work asynchronously with minimal disruption with your partners no matter where they’re located.
To get started with ATLAS, you need:
Steps to sign up:
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A lot of the value we provide is not offered by traditional integrators. Our users have also reported that they have a number of other issues with traditional integrators which we address.
With Atlas, our users now have a centralized dashboard that addresses most of the concerns above.
Charter is currently running a closed pilot program to selected users as we continually iterate. Pilots will receive access to ATLAS for free throughout the duration of the pilot program, and will get to enjoy discounts on pricing plans once the full build of ATLAS is released in Q3 2023.
Here are further ways in which we make joining Charter a worthwhile experience:
A satellite operator generates money from being able to gather and sell satellite data, not by getting to orbit. Mission planning and operational and logistics management are necessary means to an end which do not contribute to operators' core value propositions. These activities also occupy and fatigue intellectual and human capital which would be better served elsewhere to actually generate value. In other words, in-housing mission planning only exhausts operators by increasing the effort required to even get to the start line before the race commences.
Planning missions in-house may be impossiblegiven that certain key competenciesSatellite systems engineering, licensing or regulatory compliance are highly specialized expertise and expensive to acquire. A number of such key competencies are needed for the process to succeed. Instead, customers may just hire experienced mission management consultants to handle the process instead.
No. We do not offer consulting or brokerage services, nor do we plan to. We are first and foremost infrastructure builders. Our core business is to make satellite missions easier to launch at a structural level.
Consultancies and brokers offer symptomatic solutions by addressing particular issues endemic to wider structural problems while failing to fix the root cause. Charter, by contrast, is focused on effecting persistent changes to mission planning processes on a structural level.
For example, a consultancy would take over the work that an operator would normally have to do by acting as a mission manager. Nothing about the mission itself is changing besides the person running it. When the operator attempts to plan the next mission, the process hasn't gotten any easier, meaning they will have to hire the consultant again. The net gain of the exercise has been zero from both an experiential learning and process development perspective.
Charter is instead building smarter processes that are less laborious per se and which make it easier to plan a satellite mission. Charter is also building the infrastructure required to support these smarter processes. We are not just middlemen who take over the satellite operator's role to plan missions and manage processes for them. We are building a smarter way to do things which will reduce operational friction and minimize the structural transaction costs of planning missions.