HOTSAT-1 Launched!

HOTSAT-1 Launched!
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Named in homage to its unique thermal imaging capabilities, HOTSAT-1 is the first satellite in their planned constellation to be launched by SatVu.

Now in orbit, SatVu’s space-enabled climate technology will provide valuable and unique insight into economic activity and energy efficiency for a range of industries aligning with global Net Zero goals. 

The HOTSAT-1 data will enable industries, organisations and governments to take urgent and critical action. SatVu has already secured customer commitments through its Early Access Option Programme (EAP) valued at over £128m ($160m).

Designed and manufactured in the UK in partnership with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL), the teams seamlessly incorporated state-of-the-art thermal imaging technology into the design of HOTSAT-1, catapulting it to the forefront of innovation in satellite capabilities.

This achievement signifies a major milestone for SatVu's commercial ventures, with HOTSAT-1 being the first of eight satellites planned for launch. Through extensive aerial testing in the UK and Europe, SatVu has primed HOTSAT-1 to deliver unparalleled thermal monitoring capabilities.