Bengaluru (February 27, 2023): Pixxel, India’s leading space data startup unveiled the first-ever set of images from its hyperspectral pathfinder satellites as part of its ‘First Light’ Campaign today. The images released capture intricate details of the land and water features of regions such as Krishna River Delta (India), Palm Islands (Dubai), Super pit (Australia), Saloum River Delta (Senegal), Granny Smith Gold mine (Australia) and Brockman (Australia).
Capable of detection, identification and quantification of 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.
Commenting on the ‘First Light’ campaign, Awais Ahmed, CEO of Pixxel 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.
With the launch of the recent 10m Shakuntala satellite, Pixxel now has the highest resolution hyperspectral capacity that we’re beaming down and sharing with our customers. The success solidifies our vision of building a health monitor for the earth as we progress further towards completing a constellation of the world’s highest-resolution hyperspectral earth imaging satellites as well as 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 are released ahead of the company’s upcoming constellation of 24 satellites, scheduled for launch in 2024-25. As pixxel steers closer to delivering actionable climate insights on a planetary scale, it has already signed partnerships with several organisations across the globe. Some notable names include Australian agritech firm - DataFarming, Australian-British mining MNC - Rio Tinto, Columbia’s Procalculo and Geospatial specialist company - Geoimage.
The hyperspectral images captured by Pixxel’s satellites will set a new standard in collecting and processing information from across the electromagnetic spectrum. By leveraging the unique capabilities of hyperspectral imaging, Pixxel will be able to provide a comprehensive view of the earth, helping to create a better and more sustainable future for the planet.
For more details, see the First Light Video here.