Webinar ‘ReThinking NewSpace’
Connecting up- to downstream with EO innovation
Innovating Earth Observation starts with enabling micro and nanosatellite with better optics, algorithms and embedded AI. Particularly earth observation proves to be a versatile tool for reliable, detailed and up-to-date information, opening the doors for future business in several fields. The challenges in providing cost-effective data, making micro- and nanosatellite optical systems more effective and integrating AI, however, are still to be solved. How do you ensure high-quality imaging data and coverage in even smaller satellites? And how can AI enable new applications and businesses, process the vast amounts of EO data and filter relevant information? In this webinar, experts from AerospaceLab, VITO, Lambda-X and Verhaert will share insights on sustaining successful EO-based products and services in this era of big data and IoT.
Tuesday 29 March 2022
09h30 Aerospacelab: Commercializing EO through daily global coverage
Optical Design challenges for earth observation
10h30 Verhaert OpenLab & VITO: Preserving EO data quality through in orbit calibration
11h00 Verhaert AILab:
The critical role of AI in earth observation
9h30: Daily global coverage of Satellite images drives adoption & commercialization of EO in agriculture.
One of the biggest bottlenecks in EO applications remains revisit frequency. Especially in the agriculture and food industry, the current 5 days frequency means a tremendous loss of data. Aerospacelab’s MultiSpectral Companion Mission is set to overcome this obstacle and enable daily visits. The set of small multispectral satellites will generate recurring high-quality data, and many benefits and opportunities for several industries.
10h00: Optical Design enabling earth observation Innovation
The NewSpace ecosystem is booming thanks to the emergence of small platforms. Private players in earth observation now more than ever can launch satellite constellations and commercialize the data. The development of micro- and nanosatellites is not without its challenges as maintaining imaging quality, differentiating from competition and reducing costs and time in development. In this sessions Lambda-X will share their insights from previous missions.
10h30: Preserving EO data quality through in orbit calibration
Accurate and precise data is extremely important when using remote sensing in your decision-making process. Thanks to their knowledge built over several years, VITO and Verhaert are now looking to offer monitoring and calibrating optical payload of satellites in orbit as a service. This will further improve and preserve the quality of EO data products and its applications.
Manager Innovation Acceleration – Services Strategic Innovation at Verhaert
Researcher at VITO
11h00: The critical role of AI in earth observation
Earth observation systems generate huge amounts of data. This is a blessing, but without large scale automated data processing and analysis can quickly become a curse. In this talk we’ll explore the unique role that data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence play in making NewSpace data actionable.