EOS SAT-1 Satellite gets first images from the orbit
EOS Data Analytics, a satellite developer founded by the Ukrainian Max Polyakov, processed the first commercial images from the agri-oriented EOS SAT-1 satellite. The initial satellite was launched into orbit by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on January 3, 2023, the company told AIN.Capital.
EOS Data Analytics is a global provider of AI-powered satellite imagery analytics founded by Max Polyakov. One of the company’s projects is the EOS SAT constellation. It comprises seven satellites designed to support agriculture and forestland monitoring with high-quality data and analysis. This can help reach food security and advance with other pressing global challenges.
EOS SAT-1 satellite
- EOS SAT-1 is a small optical agri-focused satellite that is able to monitor up to one million square kilometers daily using 11 agri-related bands. After reaching full operation by 2025, EOS SAT constellation will cover up to 100% of countries with the largest areas of farmlands and forestlands.
- Right after the launch, the EOSDA team successfully established stable communication with the satellite and started sending telemetry data to a ground station. The next task was to make sure that the onboard computer manages the data correctly both on the firmware and software levels.
- Finally, once all the tasks of the calibration and validation campaign were done and payload performance was commissioned, EOSDA obtained the first ready-to-use images provided by EOS SAT-1.
- The first satellite’s pan-sharpened images have a resolution of 1.5 meters and cover a total area of 2,550 square kilometers in the Spanish province of Segovia.
“We are incredibly proud of EOS SAT-1’s performance and the quality of the images it has produced. As the world’s first agri-focused satellite, launching it was the culmination of everything that we’ve done at Dragonfly Aerospace to this point. Having been intimately involved in designing and manufacturing every subsystem of the satellite ourselves, we couldn’t be more proud to have created one of the top-performing satellites ever launched,”Bryan Dean, CEO of Dragonfly Aerospace, comments.
- EOS SAT-2 and the following satellites are planned to get into a low Earth orbit by 2025, and the complete operational capability of the constellation is to be achieved in 2025.