How A Sky Full Of Micro-Satellites Could Predict The Planet’s Future
A new start-up, Skybox, harnesses the power of imaging data to support a wide variety of operations in business, science, and government.
Silicon Valley-based startup, Skybox, is developing a system of imaging satellites to provide real-time information about activity on Earth. Real-time access to data can be used to upend industries, transform economies, and predict the future. Having raised $91 million, Skybox wants to launch numerous microsatellites into space to provide high-resolution images of any spot on Earth, multiple times per day. The website lists services that can be provided to 15 industries ranging from aid emergency responses for relief efforts to species monitoring.