Noblis has invested in space technology developer Scout Space through the nonprofit science and technology company’s venture arm.
Mile Corrigan, president and CEO of Noblis, said in a statement released Wednesday that both companies recognize the need for better space-based datasets as situational awareness in the domain is becoming a key requirement for national security missions.
Established in 2019, SCOUT Space provides in-space vision platforms to enable spacecraft to collect visual data and intelligence and perform proximity operations and hemispherical surveys to identify untracked space objects.
“The combination of the two companies’ capabilities will enable more dedicated resources to drive space-related intelligence, expand Noblis’ space portfolio and mission impacts and provide more resources for SCOUT’s ongoing offerings,” added Corrigan, a 2023 Wash100 awardee.
“This strategic investment from Noblis signals their confidence in our vision and technological capabilities in the SSA domain,” said Eric Ingram, co-founder and CEO of SCOUT.
The investment was made through Noblis Ventures, which helps advance dual-use technologies that support national security interests and meet mission requirements by investing in startups in areas such as space, national security, critical infrastructure and health.