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ORCA (Optical and Rf Constellations on Aircraft)

Earth observation solution using commercial airliner fleets for high quality, frequent, and low-cost data

January 2022
Gallery ORCA (Optical and Rf Constellations on Aircraft) 1
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01.

Identification

The Solution turns airliner fleets into a platform for Earth observation data services: commercial airplanes are equipped with sensors, collecting earth observation data while flying their regular routes. Current solutions like satellites and drones are expensive to build, launch and operate and are often unable to provide the data frequency and quality required for many applications at an affordable price. The Solution provides affordable, high quality, and ultra frequent data for customers, enabling important environmental applications like forest fire monitoring and pollution mapping while providing an ancillary revenue source for the airlines.

Label Date January 2022
By SkyfloX
Parent Company SkyfloX
From Luxembourg
Maturity stage Prototype testing in the real world
Looking For New clients, Funding, Credibility, Visibility

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The environmental benefits

  • With 10% of EU yearly forest fires detected early through ORCA, 50,000 hectares are saved from destruction
  • An ORCA constellation will be able to provide high resolution optical and thermal imagery up to 100 times per day
  • Avoid 100.000 KG of space debris (for an equivalent satellite constellation) placed in orbit by 10 launches
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The Financial benefits

  • The existing infrastructure of airline fleets is used to offer data services that otherwise would cost €100M+ to provide with space-based platforms
  • ORCA data high resolution/high revisit data are 20 times less expensive than data provided by mainstream alternatives
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Company Profile

SkyfloX

Earth observation using airliner fleets

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Headquarters 4362 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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Parent Company

SkyfloX

Earth observation using airliner fleets

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Headquarters 4362 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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