The rapid commercialization of space has produced innovation after innovation. We have more satellites collecting more data of all types. And it’s not slowing down anytime soon.
For customers who are interested in Earth Observation (EO) data, the choices are plenty—from the data provider to the type of data collected. But what about the option to choose the best data available that will help you answer your question, regardless of the data provider or type?
That part of space commercialization was a vacuum—until Ursa Space filled it.
Ursa pulls its EO data from third-party constellations, aggregates the data, and then relies on its unique insights and expertise to analyze this fused data with an eye toward addressing specific customer needs.
“We’ve found that across market verticals, even the most sophisticated organizations just struggle to buy and use Earth observation data,” says Eric Cote, Ursa’s Director of Data and Analytics Services. “Ursa solves this problem by coordinating purchases from hundreds of satellites.”
“With that virtual constellation, rather than focusing on any specific set of hardware ourselves, we really find that we can address the customer’s needs in the best fashion, leveraging all the benefits that each of the individual constellations that comprise our network have to offer.”
The Benefits of a Virtual Constellation
This approach empowers Ursa to provide the best possible data to its clients. By parsing through its voluminous roster of data partners and choosing the most relevant partner and data type, Ursa ensures that each customer use case is approached with an unbiased eye focused on solutions.
“Where Ursa really shines is that it has multiple data sources that we’re trying to fuse together,” Eric says. “And by leveraging all those different sources, we can really get much more accurate information.”