Earth Observation

Earth Observation

Our proven achievements in small satellite earth observation missions over a period of more than 30 years enable us to offer innovative, affordable and flexible imaging systems to meet a range of customer applications.

Our systems are agile and flexible and can deliver:

Our satellites deliver Earth Observation imagery that is used for a range of applications.

Mapping for infrastructure and urban intelligence

  • Assessing and monitoring rainwater runoff and flood risk
  • Planning infrastructure and public services
  • Monitoring planning controls
  • Estimating population figures and growth

Land use and natural resource management

  • Coastlines and tidal plains
  • Sediments
  • Inland water resources
  • Wetlands
  • Glaciers, ice fields and snow cover
  • Desert
  • Mining activities
  • Oil and gas operations
  • Forest species inventory
  • Burn scars
  • Geological structure and mineralisation

Agricultural management

  • Precision farming
  • Crop classification and extent
  • Illicit crop detection
  • Yield prediction
  • Pest and blight tracking
  • Crop health and growth data sets
  • Drought monitoring
  • Fertiliser application maps
  • Irrigation planning and monitoring
  • Field boundary management


  • De-forestation, re-forestation and afforestation tracking
  • Fire damage detection
  • Carbon modelling
  • Forest species inventory

Security and surveillance

  • Pipeline monitoring
  • Critical national infrastructure mapping
  • Transport network tracking
  • Operational support

Maritime services

  • Ship detection
  • Maritime oil spill detection and monitoring
  • Ice warnings
  • Asset protection

Disaster Monitoring

Satellite imagery provides georeferenced regular snapshots which can be used in conjuction with flood and soil models, digital elevation models, precipitation data and population statistics to produce base maps for emergency response services.  

Global science and environmental monitoring

  • Weather forecasting
  • Glaciation
  • Pollution
  • Climate change
  • the Space environment
  • Upper atmosphere and planetary science
  • Earthquake prediction
  • Optical and gamma ray astronomy
  • Volcanic ash cloud extent


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