RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Governor Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that $1.5 million in grants have been awarded from the Virginia Research Investment Fund. The two-year grant will support the launch of the Virginia SmallSat Data Consortium, a collaborative research center being co-led by Old Dominion University and Virginia Tech.
The project has $1.8 million in additional funding as a condition of the grant award.
“Virginia’s institutions of higher education are at the forefront of groundbreaking advances in areas like aerospace and the biosciences and serve as hubs for innovative ideas and the commercialization of new technologies. This project and the consortium’s public-private partnerships will help bolster the Commonwealth’s position as a leader in satellite and data collection and support our continued work to drive Virginia’s economy forward.”Governor Ralph Northam