Leaf Space Signs On as Pixxel’s Partner on the Ground
Italian microsatellite ground segment company Leaf Space has reached an agreement with Pixxel to support the Earth imagery startup’s first 24 satellites, set to launch in July.
Pixxel designed its imagery constellation to provide global coverage every 24 hours after it is completely deployed. The company said its data would be collected and analyzed using artificial intelligence to predict effective solutions for existing environmental problems. Leaf Space will provide ground systems support service for up to one pass per orbit to Pixxel satellites in a sun-synchronous orbit.
“Over the course of the next three years, we plan to deploy the first phase of our constellation consisting of 24 satellites to provide daily coverage,” Pixxel CTO Kshitij Khandelwal said in a statement. “As we focus on the development of the satellite constellation in the coming years, we will continue to partner with global ground station providers like Leaf Space to receive this data.”
“We are eager to start supporting Pixxel’s ambitious remote sensing mission, as we see this program as potentially generating very valuable data for the new space market,” Leaf Space CEO Jonata Puglia added.