Satellogic Partners with GeoTerraImage

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 23, 2021 — Satellite imagery collector Satellogic will partner with GeoTerraImage, a geospatial solutions provider in southern Africa. GeoTerraImage will use Satellogic’s high-resolution multispectral satellite data and low-latency hyperspectral data for large-scale agriculture management to help the continent develop new food systems and food-security solutions. The data will also be used for GeoTerraImage’s other focuses, including telecommunications and urban planning.

Satellogic’s camera design uses adaptive optics to collect 10 to 20 times more data from a single satellite than any other small Earth observation satellite. Satellogic’s satellites are able to collect images continuously while they are above land and are capable of collecting more than 300,000 sq km of data per day.

“By providing high-resolution, high-frequency imagery at an affordable price point, Satellogic will help GeoTerraImage solve some of the most challenging resource-allocation and food-security challenges of our time," said Thomas VanMatre, vice president of global business development at Satellogic.

Imagery from Satellogic’s growing constellation will fuel new agricultural analysis and dashboards to be used by organizations across the continent and beyond, the company said. According to the 2020 edition of African Space Industry Annual Report, demand for space data is increasing at an exponential rate in Africa. The industry, which is growing at a CAGR of 7.3%, is expected to reach $10 billion by 2024. Over $717 million was spent on satellite projects in 2019. From 2010 to 2020, the African Earth observation and geospatial sector grew by 96%, or about 10% annually. 

In telecom, the company said, the opportunity to use its multispectral imaging to identify different types of architecture and building structures at high resolution enhances the quality of network planning data products, especially where propagation of high-frequency bands is extremely sensitive to interference from different architectural materials and vegetation. “For telecoms, Satellogic’s high frequency update is an advantage both in terms of the likelihood of acquiring cloud free, usable imagery when it is needed, as well as ensuring up-to-date relevance of image content,” said Mark Thompson, director at GeoTerraImage.

Published: August 2021
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