Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Pixxel Reveals First-Ever Hyperspectral Images from Satellites In ‘First Light’ Campaign

By Staff Correspondent

Pixxel, a leading space data startup in India, announced the release of the first-ever set of images from its hyperspectral pathfinder satellites as part of its ‘First Light’ Campaign on Monday. The images unveiled provide intricate details of the land and water features of regions such as Palm Islands (Dubai), Krishna River Delta (India), Super pit (Australia), Saloum River Delta (Senegal), Granny Smith Gold mine (Australia) and Brockman (Australia).

The hyperspectral imaging technology used by Pixxel is capable of detecting, identifying, and quantifying surface materials as well as biological and chemical processes. These images highlight specific factors such as soil types, mountain ranges, bare lands, gold mines, reservoirs, agricultural farms, delta regions and urban settlements among others.

Awais Ahmed, CEO of Pixxel, expressed his excitement about the ‘First Light’ campaign and said, “We are thrilled to release the first-ever set of hyperspectral images from our satellites, which mark a major milestone in earth observation. The images will help unearth unseen problems that are invisible to satellites in orbit today and enable sectors to make more informed and evidence-backed decisions related to global phenomena.”

Pixxel launched its recent 10m Shakuntala satellite, which now has the highest resolution hyperspectral capacity, allowing the company to provide unparalleled views of the earth. With a vision to build a health monitor for the earth, Pixxel aims to complete a constellation of the world’s highest-resolution hyperspectral earth imaging satellites, supported by an AI-powered analytics platform.

Pixxel has seen a landmark year of growth, launching three pathfinder missions into orbit, including Shakuntala and Anand. The images released are ahead of the company’s upcoming constellation of 24 satellites, scheduled for launch in 2024-25. The company has also signed partnerships with several organizations across the globe, including Australian agritech firm – DataFarming, Australian-British mining MNC – Rio Tinto, Columbia’s Procalculo, and Geospatial specialist company – Geoimage.

Pixxel’s hyperspectral imaging technology is expected to set a new standard in collecting and processing information from across the electromagnetic spectrum. By leveraging the unique capabilities of hyperspectral imaging, Pixxel aims to provide a comprehensive view of the earth, helping to create a better and more sustainable future for the planet.

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