History & Culture

Our History

Satelles traces its origins to a team of four Ph.D. graduates from Stanford, all of whom were proteges of Professor Brad Parkinson, the ‘father of GPS’, and Professor Per Enge. These scientists and engineers had already pioneered GPS-based agricultural guidance systems and autonomous aviation platforms when they set their sights on innovating a new form of positioning, navigation, and timing with the purpose of backing up and augmenting GPS. They founded Satelles as a business in 2013, and the Satellite Time and Location (STL) service has been operationally available since 2016. Since then, the company has deployed STL to customers around the world.

Our Culture

Satelles comprises team players and problem solvers who have built an exciting and sustainable business by harnessing their positive spirit and can-do attitude. Each of us will bend over backwards to delight our customers and to get the job done. This is how we roll, and it’s why we have created a unique capability that meets an urgent and critical industry need.

Ours is the kind of company where we enjoy our work and the people we work with. Satelles team members are expected to work hard, but there is flexibility given some of the odd hours that projects sometimes require and our collaboration across time zones. We also use state-of-the-art tools to communicate and stay connected with one another. Everyone is kept informed of our long-range business goals and short-term operational priorities, meaning that the entire team remains focused and rows in the same direction all the time.

We are Satelles, and we are changing the world.