Earth observation company, ASTERRA, has executed a teaming agreement with Orbital Insight to jointly provide remote sensing analytics to water utilities, infrastructure organizations as well as numerous other industries.
ASTERRA will provide products and services based on analytics derived from Polarimetric Synthetic Aperture Radar (PolSAR) satellite data, with a focus on ASTERRA EarthWorks for infrastructure monitoring. ASTERRA uses L-band PolSAR to detect soil moisture underground. The L-band radar penetrates pavement and can see through trees and other obstructions at any time of day and in any weather condition. In The Netherlands, EarthWorks is used as a tool to monitor infrastructure for dikes and levees.
Under the agreement, Orbital Insight will showcase solutions, gather 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 underground water, sewage, chemical leakages, 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.
“We are thrilled 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. It expands the accessibility of our solutions, which will ultimately protect communities and those who live in them. Our new EarthWorks monitoring solution and other services will be utilized in vertical markets including mining, rail and road transportation, dams and levees, emergency management, insurance, and more. It will be an integral part of creating sustainable asset management programs.”
“ASTERRA’s Earth observation technology for monitoring infrastructure is the best in the business, and we’re thrilled to add this rich data source to our suite of products,” said Kevin O’Brien, CEO of Orbital Insight. “We also have a shared goal to use geospatial technology, analytics, and data science to make our world safer and more sustainable, so this partnership helps progress the whole industry forward.”