The UK/Belgium start-up company Veoware Space is a satellite imagery service provider, with their very high resolution space-based system going live in 2022. Meet Veoware Space at ESA's Start-ups Zone powered by ESA space solutions at IAC 2018.
The service will provide customers with guaranteed access to satellite imagery at any time and of any area on Earth. Pre-emptively the satellite data stream can be activated at anytime to unlock new data and imagery sales and to feed data platform and analytics.
“Our services will deliver 40 cm ground sampling distance imagery with up to 2000 km² imaged per minute aiming at direct cloud availability for pixel value extraction,” says Julien Tallineau, CEO and co-founder of Veoware Space.
“Our constellation will consist of multiple satellites flying in very low Earth orbits, down to below the International Space Station,”
“These unique orbits allow for serviceable capture of very high resolution image of the Earth, taking all benefits from imaging the targets from much closer than any other satellite currently in orbit.
Veoware Space will awards the first contracts for the production of their satellites in 2020, with the launch planned for end 2021. In parallel, the company is now developing its own proprietary service technology allowing its satellites to collect more imagery per minute than any other spacecraft flying at such altitude.
Customer friendly business model: pay only for what you need
Veoware Space proposes a “pay only for what you need” business model, offering customers to lease the satellite constellation to get exactly the imagery they need for their business and in the right time. This is done by combining access to more very high resolution capacity satellites, even with direct access.
Veoware will allow customers to tremendously decrease their financial risks and secure new revenue opportunities from data sales to more accurate data analytics.
”Connect to our web-suite and receive the keys of our constellation. Let us worry about the infrastructure, prepare your planning, modify it up to the last minutes and access your data when you need them to enable more analysis,” says Julien Tallineau.
More agile small satellites, with Veoware Space equipment
In addition to being a image data distribution service company, Veoware Space also designs and develops its own satellite equipment offering ten-times more agility for Earth observation satellite.
This reduces their down-time when maneuvering from target to target and thus optimizing their utilization and ability to generate higher revenues and more scientific data.
Veoware Control Moment Gyroscopes (CMGs) are specifically made for Earth observation satellite ranging from 30kg to 500kg which require strong torque and high momentum to turn and perform their imagery collection more effectively.
This product is unique and innovative compared to existing CMGs as it can be scaled up to fit the needs of different satellite sizes. Sales planned to open in 2019.
Start-ups Zone powered by ESA space solutions at IAC 2018
ESA's Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Office (TTPO) with its ESA space solutions network presents 24 start-ups from Europe, Canada, Japan and Russia, 14 fostered at one of the ESA Business Incubation Centres – the ESA BICs, at the 69th International Astronautical Conference (IAC 2018) in Bremen, 1-5 October 2018.
The Start-up Space powered by ESA Space Solutions provides a look into great examples of aerospace technology systems and services developed by start-ups with visionary goals.
At pitching sessions on 2/10 and 4/10, the start-ups will present their business ideas and the Head of ESA TTPO Frank M. Salzgeber will present the potential of re-using already existing space technologies and ESA's Intellectual Properties as well as Europe's Earth observation and navigation services by start-ups and how their solutions can improve our lives here on Earth.
World's largest ecosystem for space-related entrepreneurship
ESA’s Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Programme Office (TTPO) operates the ‘ESA space solutions’ network of Business Incubation Centres (ESA BICs) and Technology Transfer Brokers offering complete access to all aspects of space-related innovation, technology and intellectual properties and is a gateway to ESA and European space research and developments.
Today, there are 20 ESA BICs in 17 European countries – Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and UK – forming the largest ecosystem in the world for space-related entrepreneurship.
Over 650 start-ups have been fostered and another 150 new start-ups are taken in yearly at ESA BICs to be supported under the two-years business development boosting programme.
Visit “Start-ups Zone powered by ESA space solutions”
Meet all the start-ups from 1 October until 5 October at the dedicated Start-ups Zone powered by ESA space solutions at IAC 2018 area at IAC 2018.