Last month, the KP Labs programming team finished developing a new version of the software controlling the PW-Sat2 satellite – the fourth Polish object in space. PW-Sat2 was built by the students of the Warsaw University of Technology form the Students’ Space Association at the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering. The goal of the mission, which started in 2018, was to test an original de-orbit mechanism.
Case study – Little Oryx
DeepSent will increase the use of satellite images
Thanks to the progress which has been made in image processing algorithms, zooming images on-board a satellite to discover more details is no longer science fiction. Super-resolution (SR) reconstruction will change the existing image processing techniques to support decision-making in areas such as land mapping, spatial planning, and rapid responses to emergencies.
What is on-board data processing?
Recently, the topic of on-orbit data processing has been gaining in popularity, as it offers not only up to a 100-fold reduction in the data size without loss of relevant information but also the possibility of real-time application, which is key in crisis management. However, to be efficiently used, firstly, the delivered hyperspectral data require fast processing to enable their analysis in as close to real-time as possible.
Leopard will enhance decision-making for a range of space applications
On August 4, Global Spatial Technology Solutions (“GSTS”) an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Maritime Analytics company announced that it had been selected by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to develop space-based AI capability to support enhanced decision-making for a range of space applications focused on tasks using computer vision (such as would be used by exploration landers, rovers, robotics or Earth observation systems).