Color-coded satellite imagery shows how crops are faring in Brazilian farmland. (Satellogic Photo)
It’s one thing to send down more than a trillion bytes of satellite data every day, and quite another thing to turn all that data into a complete picture of our planet that’s updated daily.
For the first part of the task, Satellogic — a global company that’s headquartered in Uruguay — turns to a constellation of Earth observation satellites that’s expected to grow from its current 17 spacecraft to more than 300 by 2025.
To help with the processing part of the job, Satellogic turns to Amazon Web Services.
“We’ve built the future together, between Satellogic and AWS,” Clint Crosier, director of AWS Aerospace and Satellite Solutions, told GeekWire. “We’ve enabled them to plan to their goal of being able to image every square kilometer of the Earth every single day.”
That could open up more applications for satellite data, according to Matt Tirman, president of Satellogic North America.
“High-quality satellite data is critical to confronting some of the world’s most crucial issues, such as resource utilization and distribution,” Tirman said today in an Amazon blog posting. “For large-scale agriculture, our data can help answer questions ...