The new partnership of EOS Data Analytics and Dragonfly Aerospace is preparing its maiden satellite launch. Powerful new multispectral imaging technology developed by Max Polyakov could provide a major step forward for a variety of industrial applications.
Spectral Imager Launch Mark a Step Forward for Max Polyakov’s Conservation Strategy
EOS Data Analytics has joined forces with Dragonfly Aerospace to launch a new kind of multispectral imager into space, with exciting possibilities in the fields of agriculture and conservation. A satellite launch into a low earth orbit, planned for early 2022, will put the high-performance HR-250 imagers in place to provide image data in seven spectral bands at resolutions close to 1m. The cutting edge technology will provide market-leading imaging, processed by EOS Data Analytics powerful intelligent AI. This should allow the data to be accessed at 5 to 7 times the speed currently offered by rival firms like Landsat and Sentinel.
New Satellites Promise Agile Image Feedback
For any industry that relies on rapid environmental analysis, spectral imaging satellites are a vital tool. They make it possible to monitor changes in plant growth and soil conditions, allowing agricultural projects to fine-tune their industrial processes for the most efficient farming procedures. Spectral imaging also represents a powerful tool for environmental conservationists and companies who want to make the most efficient, environmentally-friendly use of natural resources. The EOS Crop Monitoring systems will be able to provide data that farmers will be able to incorporate into their own modeling for yield forecasts. Such an agile system will allow faster response to changes in critical indicators of yield and soil conditions, without having to wait long periods to receive the images as is the case with current non-commercial satellite monitoring services.
A Business Partnership With Untapped Potential
Both partners in this venture are well-placed to bring these new technologies onto the market. EOS Data Analytics, based in California, is the brainchild of Max Polyakov, the philanthropic entrepreneur who floats the business under the umbrella of his Noosphere Ventures investment portfolio. He’s a firm believer in the potential of space technology to solve environmental issues, and this launch represents a big step forward for his goal of bringing environmentally sustainable technologies onto the mass market. Their partner in this, Dragonfly Aerospace, is one of South Africa’s foremost space technology companies. In their twenty-year history, they’ve already launched six microsatellites in addition to another six payloads. With a design team that’s worked on nearly every microsatellite project launched under South Africa’s space program, they bring decades of combined experience to the project.
Conclusion: New Multispectral Imagers Set the Standard
The data collected by the imagers be of obvious interest to agricultural industries. However, it’s the potential for innovation in the realm of conservation that’s especially exciting. Using sophisticated technology to monitor changes in the environment will help track man-made ecological harm and could provide data to help mitigate it in the future. It could even help save human lives, if used to track patterns and movements of forest fires, for example. Supporting the environment is one of the core objectives of EOS Data Analytics and the Dragonfly multispectral imagers represent an important step forward in achieving this goal.