HORATIO of SATLANTIS is already observing Earth from space

SATLANTIS, a company specializing in advanced earth observation technologies, GEISAT P, nine months after the successful launch of its previous satellite, already has a new satellite in action around the Earth: HORACIO.

HORACIO was launched on March 4, 2024. It was successfully deployed, entered nominal orbit and verified to be in good condition.

HORACIO allows for a wide range of applications, including monitoring greenhouse gas emissions.

Horatio traveled aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on SpaceX's Transporter-10 mission, which shared a special orbit with other satellites at an altitude of 520 to 590 kilometers. The launch took place from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at the US Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

After the success of URDANETA-ARMSAT1 and GEISAT P., HORACIO joins the international family of highly advanced CubeSats.

The new satellite, HORACIO, whose name pays tribute to the Basque businessman Horacio Echevarrieta who left his mark on the Euskadi industry, is a 16U CubeSat with a high-resolution camera iSIM-90 that provides coverage in visible and infrared simultaneously. spectra (NIR and SWIR), resolution up to 2 meters, range 14 kilometers, 4 bands in visible light and 6 bands in infrared.

Horatio during the floor preparations for his mission. (Photo: SATLANTIS)

HORACIO builds on the great success of its predecessors, has already been sold to EU governments and other companies, and enables many applications such as infrastructure monitoring, detection and measurement of methane gas emissions, food security and surveillance of coastlines and borders. .

The HORACIO mission represents a significant advance in Earth observation technologies.

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“Our focus on agility and intelligent maneuvers is unique in the market, and is based on our deep knowledge of image processing and its relationship with orthorectification, high-precision georeferencing, multi-band radiometric calibration and operating from our multi-satellite control center. We operate from the North Pole to Australia Optimize the downloading of data with artificial intelligence techniques integrated into a network of download points up to,” says Juan Tomás Hernány, CEO of SATLANTIS.

For his part, Aitor Conde, CTO of SATLANTIS, said, “HORACIO is our third satellite in orbit, but as it could not be otherwise, it is an evolution of our previous satellites, with greater imaging capacity, greater breadth and cost. Twice as long in orbit as previous missions. Next We hope to use this satellite for 10 years. The launch was nominal and without surprises, but as always, it was very exciting because you play all on one card.”

Now the satellite has completed its first operations and is facing capturing its first images.

HORACIO joins the suite of satellites launched by SATLANTIS.

HORACIO has a 30 Gbits/second brain called SPOCK, a unique SATLANTIS technology that flexibly processes up to 52 images per second depending on the amount of available light.

“10-band data fusion,” or fusion of spectral data, uses the visible light band to georeference with an accuracy of a few meters underground, and superimposes the infrared bands from the same capture, providing a major improvement in methane or detection. Agriculture.

Your data is consolidated in a control center located in Bilbao (Basque Country or Euskadi), with its cloud processing engines and the most modern software architecture on the market. The customer will have a dual focus on using the said images.

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With a detection and measurement model developed over the past year, the satellite is capable of detecting methane plumes with high precision.

Using artificial intelligence developed in collaboration with the University of Florida (USA) can amplify the resolution up to 2 meters. (Source: SATLANTIS)

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