Early 2022, EOS Data Analytics will send a pair of Dragonfly Multispectral imagers to Earth’s low orbit. The conclusion was after it agreed with Dragonfly Aerospace about the same. The launch of the satellite carrying the HR-250 high-performance imagers will be around that time. The two multispectral images sent off as two payloads will work jointly. Together, they will create wide 7-spectral bands of pictures with a resolution of about 1 million.
The role of the imagers will be keeping track of environmental changes. They can monitor specific areas and also detects the ones impacted by destructive human activities. Whether it is a change in land cover or land use, no matter how insignificant it might be, the technology notifies the users as soon as it detects it.
Thanks to the use of two instead of one Dragonfly Multispectral Imagers, the coverage will be vast. With Dragonfly Aerospace offering customized spectral filters for the same, the data will also be accurate. The largest beneficiaries are the farmers because collected data allows them to know soil and yields conditions. That, in return, promotes precision farming.
The project would mean much to farmers since they will get data 5 to 7 times faster than using its alternatives. With some satellites, especially the non-commercial ones, acquiring imagery would mean waiting for it for months. With agriculture, that is a long time to wait, no doubt. The EOS project gives them the frequency that they deserve.
Another thing that is important to note is the clarity. The resolution is 3 to 10 times that of the available options. Thanks to such an improvement, the data accuracy that consequently makes analysis great and relevant become the order of the day.
As a farmer, it also becomes possible to do yield forecasting using the available data. You are also at liberty to decide if you want the data of particular areas to be exclusive. It is also good to note that the coverage is global.
According to Max Polyakov, the founder of EOS Data Analytics, space technology could make it easy to protect resources and offer solutions to the existing challenges. It is one way of understanding, predicting as well as solving natural disasters’ impact. In return, deaths are minimized or eliminated, and human existence on Earth becomes sustainable. It works by finding ways of sustaining humanity without leaving the Earth bleeding in the process.
Bryan Dean, the CEO of Dragon Aerospace, assured EOS Data Analytics high-precision data since the imagers will be subjected to both in-orbit calibration and intensive preflight. This launch’s specific dates, a collaboration of the Noosphere Ventures EOS Data Analytics subsidiary and the Southern African space company Dragonfly Aerospace will be announced later, probably when 2022 is quite near.