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EOS Data Plans for Agriculture-Focused Imagery Constellation

By Mark Holmes | February 18, 2021

A rendering of an EOS SAT satellite. Photo: EOS Data Analytics

Another remote sensing satellite player has announced plans to launch a constellation in Low-Earth Orbit (LEO). EOS Data Analytics (EOSDA) aims to launch seven optical EOS SAT satellites into LEO by 2024, the company announced Wednesday. The company is targeting the agricultural sector and aims to establish a full satellite data production vertical, from direct imagery collection to processing, analysis, and delivery.

One of its key objectives will be the monitoring of farmlands, which EOSDA believes makes this constellation a first of a kind to be oriented toward agriculture. With these new satellites, EOSDA believes it will increase the accessibility and accuracy of its satellite monitoring features. It aims to help address challenges such as climate change, land degradation, environmental threats etc.

“Boosting food production in the age of rapid climate change will require adhering to sustainable agriculture principles. Without reliable data and analytics, that objective becomes almost impossible to achieve. We are set to provide farmers with data required to meet that goal,” Max Polyakov, EOSDA founder said in a statement.

These satellites will be optical, featuring 1.4 m panchromatic and 2.8 m multispectral Ground Sample Distance (resolution), and 11 band channels. EOS Data is also working on a constellation of six Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites.