Southern Research acquires Houston-based aerospace firm Curved Skies

September 6, 2016

Southern Research announced today it has acquired the assets of Houston-based aerospace professional services company Curved Skies LLC. Through this acquisition, the Southern Research Engineering division increases its Houston presence and expands its capabilities in advanced airborne government and commercial technologies such as high-resolution imagery, full-motion video, hyperspectral imaging, and advanced communication systems.

“With the acquisition of Curved Skies, NASA and our other government customers can now benefit from years of global operational experience focused on new engineering efforts,” said Michael Johns, vice president of the Southern Research Engineering division. “This extension is a significant step forward in our vision to support world-class engineering across our governmental, academic and industry efforts.”

Curved Skies, which demonstrates high-altitude geospatial technologies, performs sensor risk reduction studies for commercial and government clients, and has a track record of transitioning systems to commercial capabilities and to next-generation space applications. Since 2012, Curved Skies has operated and proven technologies in South America, Africa, and the Middle East in support of government developmental requirements in challenging environments.

“Southern Research is a perfect home for our personnel to continue our important mission of supporting the aerospace industry through high altitude technologies and communication solutions,” said Jared Novick, CEO of Curved Skies. “I’ve always believed that operational experience and real-world feedback drives innovation. Our personnel now have a home to innovate and engineer solutions we know customers require.”

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