Bringing satellite data down to earth
Humans have long been fascinated by outer space: the final frontier, full of mystery and promise. Now, technology is making it possible to harness that promise and, in turn, to transform life on Earth.
Each day, satellites send back a staggering amount of satellite data, but what can we do with those terabytes of images and information? How do we make sense—and use—of it? e-GEOS a Telespazio/Italian Space Agency (ASI) company and a pioneer in the “new space economy” may have an answer to this question.
While most people might not have heard the term “geoinformation”, it’s becoming part of our everyday lives. Geoinformation products are created from satellite data such as
COSMO-SkyMed, a satellite constellation owned by the Italian Space Agency and the Italian Ministry of Defense, for which e-GEOS holds the exclusive global commercialization rights. These products have diverse applications, from maritime surveillance to disaster mapping to infrastructure planning. And when earth observation data is fused with other data sources—such as socio-demographics and IoT—it offers tremendous value for end users.
The private sector demand for complex satellite data is growing at an exponential rate, driven by industries including agriculture, utilities, insurance and finance. This data can also play a crucial role in helping companies meet their sustainability goals, particularly around land management and natural resources.
e-GEOS needed a cutting-edge solution that would process and analyze satellite data, transforming e-GEOS into a multi-dimensional data provider and expanding its customer base.