Skybox Imaging has been all over the news lately because of their innovative satellite imaging constellation which, when complete, will contain 24 satellites giving the capability to image sites multiple times daily. What potential applications will such a service inspire?
This is the central question for the European Space Imaging & Skybox Imaging High-Res Challenge being offered as part of the Copernicus Masters this year. Working together with European Space Imaging, Skybox is looking for new ideas for their constellation imagery that takes advantage of this new potential. Since they are a company thinking outside the box when it comes to offering satellite services they are encouraging would-be participants to do the same. The unique aspect of the High-Res Challenge is that it is only seeking ideas not a finished product.
“We believe ideas are the driving force behind change and development in remote sensing. We hope to inspire candidates to think beyond the boundaries of the imaginable and take us into the unexpected future somewhere. We are looking to be surprised.” says Michaela Weber, Director Sales & Marketing, European Space Imaging.
Prospective participants for the European Space Imaging & Skybox Imaging High-Res Challenge have three weeks left to submit their ideas. Submissions are open worldwide until 13 July 2014. For more information: www.eusi-skybox.copernicus-masters.com.
About European Space Imaging
European Space Imaging (EUSI) is a leading supplier of very high-resolution satellite imagery to customers in Europe and North Africa. It is the only European satellite data provider operating its own multi-mission capable VHR ground stations, enabling optimized collection strategies, flexibility and real-time weather assessments. Since 2002 the Munich based company has provided customers access to the most advanced VHR satellites and services available throughout their region.
About Skybox Imaging
Skybox Imaging (Skybox) empowers global businesses to make better decisions with timely, high fidelity imagery and infinite analytics. By combining the power of web technologies and a constellation of high-resolution imaging satellites, Skybox is generating a unique data source describing daily global activity with timely, accessible, sub-meter color imagery and high definition video of the Earth. Founded in 2009, Skybox Imaging is backed by leading venture firms and comprised of internet and aerospace professionals. For more information, visit www.skybox.com.