South Africa’s Dragonfly Aerospace is pleased to announce their latest chapter, an Award Program for young innovative projects working on Earth observation. Dragonfly’s South African space engineering and space missions, are their latest endeavors. The company’s history dates to the 1980s with their first Earth Observation satellite mission to the latest satellite launch in 2018 and imager launch in 2020. Dragonfly’s team members have worked on every microsatellite space mission since South Africa entered the space race.
One of the key elements in establishing an Earth observation system is the imaging payload. Dragonfly is prepared to offer one of its compact high resolution Caiman imagers for the upcoming satellite mission which aims to monitor and protect our shared global natural resources.
Conditions of the competition
The Dragonfly Aerospace Award Program will be held from June 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021.
The contest is open to commercial start-ups as well as non-profit, non-commercial organizations, including university programs. The winning team needs to have an existing funded mission that will launch before December 31, 2022.
- In order to take part, a team representative must submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org, providing the following information:
- First/Last Name
- Contact info
- Mission status: date of launch, launch confirmation
- Mission description
- Existing/potential Partners
- Where the obtained data is planned to be used
- What are the unique insights that your project will gather into the health of the planet and bring the most benefit to the Earth and humanity?
Or fill in the online form.
If sufficient information is provided the applicant will receive an email confirming their eligibility to participate in the Award Program.
The Award jury will consist of the experienced representatives of Dragonfly Aerospace:
Bryan Dean, CEO and Co-founder,
Eugene Yakovlev, Chief Business Officer
Janine Nicolson, Head of Business development
Rikus Cronje, Electro Optical Systems Engineer and Co-founder
The winner will be announced on November 30, 2021.
“Keeping a constant eye on the Earth in high resolution and in multiple bands of the electromagnetic spectrum enables unprecedented business intelligence. Monitoring the health of our planet supports global food security and a healthy environment, improving the lives of people around the world. With this goal in mind, we are ready to assist projects that work to gather information for the benefit of the Earth and that, like us, see Earth observation as an integral part of a healthy planet and a promising and sustainable future.”
Bryan Dean, CEO and Co-founder of Dragonfly Aerospace.
Detailed information on the Award program regulations can be found here.
About Dragonfly Aerospace (www.dragonflyaerospace.com)