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South African Satellite Tech Company Simera Sense Secures $14.5 Million Funding For Growth

Simera Sense, a leading provider of optical solutions for Earth observation satellites, has secured €13.5 million (US$14.75 million) in a growth funding round.
This investment, led by NewSpace Capital and Knife Capital, will fuel the company’s expansion plans. Simera Sense aims to establish additional production facilities in Europe, potentially multiplying output by five.

The funding will also be invested in developing new offerings to cater to growing customer needs and enhancing efficiency to deliver products faster.

Simera Sense, founded in 2018, offers a range of high-resolution cameras used in the global small satellite industry.
The company boasts an active European presence, collaborating with key players like AAC Clyde Space, Open Cosmos, and the European Space Agency.

“This funding is a crucial step in addressing the increasing demand for our solutions,” said Johann du Toit, CEO of Simera Sense.
“We are excited to expand our production capacity, bring innovative technologies to market faster, and solidify our position as a leader in the Earth observation sector.”

Simera Sense’s growth trajectory reflects the booming Earth observation market, expected to reach $20.73 billion by 2029.
This investment positions the company to capitalize on this potential and deliver advanced satellite imaging solutions.

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