Steve Wozniak's Privateer is forging an online market for satellite access
August 3, 2023
Steve Wozniak’s space startup Privateer is launching a global online marketplace that aims to connect customers seeking planetary data with orbiting satellites.
The goal, Privateer says, is to make the hundreds of Earth-observing satellites currently circulating the planet much more accessible to the masses — not just governments. The company envisions that by creating an online marketplace where multiple customers share “rides” on satellites, eventually the costs could come down from an average of $500 per observation to $50.
The move into e-commerce builds upon the company’s initial goal of space sustainability and tracking as many objects in orbit around Earth as possible.