EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA), a satellite imagery analytics provider, announced its plans to launch seven optical EOS SAT into a LEO (Low Earth Orbit) by the end of the year 2024. With the launch of its own satellite imaging constellation, the company targets establishment of a full satellite data production-vertical from direct imagery collection to analysis, processing, and delivery.
One of the main objectives of the new satellite constellation will be monitoring farmlands. It is the first-of-its-kind toward agriculture. Through these new satellites, EOS Data Analytics will increase the accessibility and accuracy of its satellite monitoring features. The project will address global challenges such as land degradation, climate change, environmental threats, and more.
“Boosting food production in the age of rapid climate change will require adhering to sustainable agriculture principles,” said EOSDA Founder Max Polyakov. “Without reliable data and analytics, that objective becomes almost impossible to achieve. We are set to provide farmers with the data required to meet that goal.”
The EOS SAT satellite will feature a 1.4 m panchromatic and 2.8 m multispectral Ground Sample Distance, 11 band channels, and a swath width of approximately 40 km. The constellation will also give a chance of 3 days all around the globe. And each satellite is designed to follow a five-year work span.
The features of the EOSDA farming platform include crop health monitoring, crop classification, growth comparison, and soil moisture estimation. More offerings are:
- Real-time data
- Higher image resolutions
- Five to seven frequent satellite-fly over times per week
- Proprietary data for agriculture models to improve processing speed
- Exclusive image rights for specific areas
The project will take three years to complete: 2022, 2023, and 2024. The initial satellites are projected to launch in 2022, with subsequent hardware updates in the rest of the years.