Marcus Pfeil is the CEO of Vertical52 GmbH in Berlin – the first news agency from space. Together with his co-founder Michael Anthony, he is developing a platform for searching, analysing and visualising satellite and radar data. In this way, they provide journalists, publishers and broadcasters with convenient access to space. They are also building a non-profit academy to enable journalists in exile or from countries with limited press freedom to uncover environmental crimes or human rights abuses. Vertical52 is supported by European Space Agency (ESA), Creative Impact Fund, WPK Innovationsfonds, IJ4EU, Journalismfund.eu, EJC, Medieninnovationszentrum Babelsberg (MIZ), MediaLab Bayern and Stiftung für Medienvielfalt.