World’s first agriculture-focused satellite launched

19-01 | |
EOS SAT is the world’s first agriculture-focused satellite. It will provide farmers with data to support efficient and sustainable practices.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. - Photo: Craig Bailey-USA TODAY NETWORK/Sipa USA

The imaging satellite EOS SAT-1 is to provide growers worldwide with valuable information for harvest monitoring, application mapping and seasonal planning.

The satellite, which was recently launched from Cape Canaveral (Florida) as part of the Transporter-6 mission, is the first of a seven-satellite constellation in low Earth orbit for customer EOSDA (EOS Data Analytics). The remaining six satellites of the constellation will be deployed over the next three years.

EOS SAT is the world’s first agriculture-focused satellite constellation providing the agriculture industry with high-quality data to support efficient and sustainable practices.

EOS SAT to deliver valuable information for growers

According to Dragonfly Aerospace images obtained from EOS SAT-1 will deliver valuable information for harvest monitoring, application mapping, seasonal planning and assessments that analyse information such as soil moisture, yield prediction and biomass levels. This data is to support growers with reducing carbon dioxide emissions and help them to develop sustainable agricultural methods.

The satellite is equipped with two DragonEye electro-optical imagers. It will provide 44km swath panchromatic and multispectral imagery across 11 spectral bands at close to 1m resolution.

Also read: How is NASA trying to help farmers?

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Hugo Claver Web editor for Future Farming

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