Orbital Insight and ASTERRA team up

Earth Observation Society, ASTERRE entered into an agreement with Orbital Insighta leading geospatial intelligence company, to jointly provide remote sensing analytics to water utilities, infrastructure organizations and many other industries.

“We are excited to build this strategic relationship with Orbital Insight,” said Lauren Guy, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of ASTERRA. “Orbital Insight’s platform makes ASTERRA technologies available for use in new ways. This expands the accessibility of our solutions, which will ultimately protect communities and those who live there.

ASTERRA will provide products and services based on analyzes derived from Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (PolSAR) satellite data with an emphasis on ASTERRA EarthWorks for infrastructure monitoring. ASTERRA uses L-band PolSAR to detect soil moisture underground. L-band radar penetrates the roadway and can see through trees and other obstacles at any time of day and in all weather conditions. In the Netherlands, EarthWorks is used as a tool to monitor Infrastructure for dykes and dykes.

As part of the agreement, Orbital Insight will showcase solutions, collect customer requirements and pursue opportunities that leverage ASTERRA’s PolSAR analytics. The initial collaboration will focus on facility monitoring use cases, such as asset management and infrastructure anomaly detection by identifying groundwater, wastewater, chemical leaks and erosion. Orbital Insight GO is an AI-powered geospatial analytics platform that enables customers to discover, measure and monitor activity anywhere in the world.

“ASTERRA’s Earth observation technology for infrastructure monitoring is the best in the industry, and we are excited to add this rich source of data to our product suite,” said Kevin O’Brien, CEO from Orbital Insight. “We also have a common goal of using geospatial technology, analytics and data science to make our world safer and more sustainable, so this partnership helps drive the entire industry forward.”

“Our new EarthWorks monitoring solution and other services will be used in vertical markets including mining, rail and road transportation, dams and levees, emergency management, insurance, and more. This will be integral to creating sustainable asset management programs,” added Guy.

Bonny J. Streater