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The Vivid-i
Constellation

The Forefront of  Planetary Data

We are Earth-i. We are building a large constellation of very high-resolution satellites that will work in flawless harmony – ultimately raising revisit rates to several times a day, and delivering near real-time video and still images from space. This will open new opportunities for the development of tools and applications that can leverage value from high-frequency, high-resolution image and video data.

About Us

Enhanced high‑resolution satellite imagery

Today, Earth-i provides an assured stream of space imagery for any location on Earth, whether forests, ports, mines, refineries, construction sites, farms, roads or car parks. Our mission to advance Earth Observation and space data analytics is underway – so we can deliver unprecedented certainty for decision-makers and evaluators the world over.

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Video Data From Space

Discover the first full colour video from space captured by the VividX2 satellite, the technology prototype for the Vivid-i Constellation.

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Our Constellations

Together, our fleet of satellites offer a unique mix of capabilities, with the high-spatial and temporal resolution data you can rely on. Our Constellations gives you access to a range of high-resolution data, across a number of bands. The DMC3/TripleSat Constellation of 3 optical satellites offers daily very high-resolution imagery of anywhere on Earth, and the KOMPSAT series of satellites has a range of sensors on board 3 optical and 1 SAR satellite.

From 2019, our own Vivid-i Constellation will be launched and operational providing 1m resolution imagery and full colour video, with multiple daily revisits. We are at the forefront of planetary data.

DMC3/TripleSat Constellation

Satellite Constellation

3 identical optical satellites

Resolution

1m, 80cm pixel size

Bands

Multispectral RGB, near infrared & panchromatic

Orbit

651km / 1030 sun synchronous orbit

Revisit

Daily

Swath Width

~23km

Image file format

GeoTIFF/TIFF

KOMPSAT Constellation

KOMPSAT-2

KOMPSAT-2
Satellite type

Optical

Resolution

1m

Orbit

685km/ Sun synchronous orbit

Revisit

3.5 days

Bands

Panchromatic & 4band multispectral

Swath Width

~15km

Image file format

GEOTiff

KOMPSAT-3

KOMPSAT-3
Satellite type

Optical

Resolution

50cm

Orbit

685.13km/ Sun synchronous orbit

Revisit

3.5 days

Bands

Panchromatic & 4band multispectral

Swath Width

~16km

Image file format

GEOTiff

KOMPSAT-3A

KOMPSAT-3A
Satellite type

Optical

Resolution

40cm

Orbit

528km/ Sun synchronous orbit

Revisit

4.2 days

Bands

Panchromatic & 4band multispectral

Swath Width

~13km

Image file format

GEOTiff

KOMPSAT-5

KOMPSAT-5
Satellite type

SAR

Resolution

85cm

Orbit

550km/ dawn-dusck orbit

Revisit

4.4 days

Bands

X Band

Swath Width

90-120km

Image file format

GEOTiff

SuperView Constellation

Satellite Type:

Optical

Resolution:

40cm

Orbit:

Sun Synchronous, altitude of 530km

Revisit:

2 days

Spectral Bands:

Panchromatic and 4 band multispectral

Swath Width:

12km

The Vivid-i Constellation

The Vivid-i Constellation

The Vivid-i Constellation
Satellite Constellation

15 satellites launched in batches of 5, further batches in line with demand. Initial 1030 sun-synchronous orbit with further orbital places planned for morning & afternoon LTAN or LTDN

Resolution

60cm (super res), 1m GSD & full motion, full colour video

Orbit

500km

Image size

5.2km x 5.2km, fixed frame geometry

Bands

3 band true colour, Bayer filter

Revisit

Minimum 2 revisits per day globally; additional revisits as the constellation builds

VividX2 - Service Demonstrator

VividX2 - Service Demonstrator
Launched

12 January 2018

Satellite Type

Optical

Resolution

1M GSD

Orbit

Sun Synchronous, altitude of 505km

Imaging Modes

Video and still imagery

Swath Width

5km x 5km scene size

We’re
Recruiting!

We’re looking for passionate, dedicated individuals to join our growing team in Surrey.

Analytics & Insights

Advances in optical satellite technology, big-data analytics and cloud computing are combining to position Earth Observation data as a pivotal source of business and organisational intelligence.Discover our analytics capabilities and let’s work together to unlock the insights your business needs.

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Analytics Capabilities:
  • 3D model extraction, volumetric analysis
  • Moving object vector and speed determination
  • 2D and 3D change detection, object identification
  • Moving object extraction or removal
  • Super resolved 3D point cloud
  • Orthovideo
  • 4D modelling
  • Surface feature identification, extraction
  • Movement detection
  • Land use classification
  • Moving object detection
  • Automated map generation