Satellite logistics management and mission planning today is slow, inefficient and expensive. As former operators ourselves, we’re unifying the groundside logistics processes to get you from the back of a napkin to the launchpad faster.
Rapidly onboard and seamlessly collaborate with new team members and partner organizations. Collaborate across cross-functional teams through real-time and asynchronous tools.
With simplified and visible processes, you’ll always know who on your team is doing what, what their status is, and what blockers they need to clear.
Have all mission critical information and data collected into a visible, searchable, and queryable repository.
Move faster and waste less time and energy managing logistics 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, ground station and RF, compliance, launch vehicle integration, and more so you can run faster and leaner mission operations.
One place for all your budgets, diagrams and collaborators. Get updates on project status and progress through our intuitively designed dashboard at-a-glance.
For those responsible for the design, construction, and testing of satellites
Link and navigate between tasks, technical specifications, and go/no-go reviews via our pre-modelled dependencies
Smoother workflows with tools optimized specifically for the satellite industry.
Leverage your strategic partners by working with them more effectively
For owner/operators who are responsible for getting the satellite to orbit, and operating it once it’s there
No more manual updates, repetitive data exports, and backlogged status reports with changes to budgets and timelines, and other variables continually propagated across the entire mission.
Make informed decisions faster, and with fewer errors, by ensuring your teams are always operating with consistent data
Email and in-platform notifications keep all users updated on changes made in any upstream workstream that affect your current or downstream operations
For external teams working with satellite operators
Smart automations to reduce friction, minimize pointless communication, and enable more effective collaboration and coordination.
Exchange specifications and technical information with peace of mind.
Supporting missions in the UK and the US, with Australia, India, and the rest of the world to follow.
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.