Yesterday we talked about Skybox, which is owned by Google and currently has two satellites, but is planning a constellation of 24. When we talked about their gif animations of the Burning Man festival, we also pointed out a YouTube video that they say is the first HD resolution video of Earth from space. More videos from Skybox can also be found here
We recently came across this interesting article about a startup, Satellogic, that is planning to launch hundreds of satellites and provide live video and regular pictures with global coverage.
From their website:
We are building a constellation of satellites to image any spot on earth every few minutes.”
It won’t be as high resolution as the best images from Digital Globe, and we must remember that at any given time much of the globe is obscured by cloud cover, but global coverage with live video or pictures every few minutes is still exciting stuff!
BugSat-1 in a clean room.
The internals of a satellite.