Satellite Data Commoditization: Are We There Yet?

“Everything happens somewhere” has long served as an epithet in the geospatial industry, from the brand reposition of a 275-year-old mapping agency to the regular campaigns of international geospatial events. The downstream satellite big data industry has often prided itself on the ubiquity and importance of location data, a USP for large scale geo-intelligence, in.

Via Satellite: NSR’s 14 Predictions for Space in 2021

As we (thankfully) close the books on 2020 and look forward to a hopeful restart in 2021, NSR was asked to provide their top predictions for the space industry in 2021. The prognostications below cut across all segments of the industry, but all have one theme in common…

EO: The Netflix Model

Satellites, given their constant surveillance and coverage capabilities, are a natural fit for Earth Observation. A single satellite, with the right resolution and altitude, could take a snapshot of the country, and the right expertise and tools would allow you to assess the extent or the snowfall, especially when compared with historical imagery.

Axios: Earth-watching satellites come of age

Using Earth-watching satellites, “many companies are aiming to beam back photos from orbit using constellations of small satellites, potentially flooding the market with data and increasing competition”…