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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 grew 3446% from 2019 to 2020, earning its place as #102 in Inc. Magazine’s 2020 list of fastest growing companies in America. This ranking represents a significant accomplishment for Atlas, given that in 2019 it ranked #2,413 on the same list from Inc. Magazine.

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 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.

News and Updates

July 13, 2022
ATLAS Space Operations’ GSaaS services awarded a NOAA IDIQ contract
June 12, 2022
ATLAS Space Operations receives a Defense Innovation Unit award for federated network demo
April 27, 2022
How Ground Tech Providers are Adapting to Virtualization and Constellations
April 4, 2022
FT ranked Atlas 133 in Americas’ 500 Fastest-Growing Companies 2022
November 17, 2021
ATLAS ushers smart space comms into future with SBIR
November 11, 2021
Atlas included among Michigan companies as best employers of veterans
November 9, 2021
ATLAS Named To Military Times “Best For Vets”
September 24, 2021
ATLAS Team Takes Two Spots On Coveted 20 Under 35
September 22, 2021
Atlas Space Operations: Getting off the Ground
August 10, 2021
World Teleport Association Names Atlas' Sean McDaniel as 2021 Teleport Executive of the Year
June 22, 2021
ATLAS Investing In Space-Bound Youth
May 12, 2021
Atlas | Going Where Satellites Go: Polar Plunge
May 5, 2021
Five New Ground Stations Expand ATLAS Space Operations Ground Network
March 25, 2021
ATLAS Expands Scope And Impact With Latest Launch
February 2, 2021
Quintillion-ATLAS Partnership Brings Satellite Data Back To American Soil
February 2, 2021
Atlas Expands Network Adding Two Orbit Ground Antenna Systems
December 17, 2020
ATLAS Advances Breakthrough Multi-Band, Multi-Mission Capability
December 14, 2020
ATLAS Ranked No. 1 on Fastest Growing Teleport Operators
December 10, 2020
ATLAS Honored With Inc. Magazine’s Vet100 Recognition
October 28, 2020
Atlas Podcast: Remember How ET Phoned Home?
October 8, 2020
Atlas Interview: The Future Is SATCOM as a Service
October 8, 2020
Atlas Founder and Chief Strategy Officer featured in SatMagazine
August 13, 2020
ATLAS has been ranked as Number 102 in the prestigious Inc. Magazine's list of the 5000 fastest growing companies in America.