A race is on in the stratosphere. Not just for satellite imagery (which can tell big picture stories faster than ever before), but also for companies with the means to make sense of large changing data sets. Check out Sarah Scoles excellent piece in Wired featuring MaintainPR client Astro Digital.
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As industry players Planet (formerly Planet Labs) and Skybox prep for a merger, MaintainPR client Astro Digital speaks with Via Satellite on what it means.
A Startup Perspective: Potential Impact of the Skybox, Planet Merger -- By Juliet Van Wagenen
Astro Digital (www.astrodigital.com) is enabling big data analytics from space. The team (based in NASA's Moffett Field) monitor Earth from space through open data and their constellation of multi-spectral satellites, providing software for imagery analysis and distribution. It's all about faster monitoring of commercially active land use to model global change and analyze local activity.
Astro Digital was recently featured prominently in a print (and web) piece on "supersmart" nanosats in the prestigious New Scientist after an intro pitch via MaintainPR to science write Hal Hodson (London and SF).
Check out the piece here:
"Supersmart satellites reveal crops and fields like never before" -- New Scientist