Conceived from our vision for the exploration and utilization of resources from asteroids, Ceres is our advanced Earth observation system which delivers affordable, on-demand Earth intelligence of any spot on the planet.
Over time, humans have developed technology to look deeper and more intelligently into the world around them – enabling us to leverage information beyond what the eye can see.
Ceres, an advanced Earth imaging business using Planetary Resources’ Arkyd 100 spacecraft, utilizes technology originally conceived as part of the company’s asteroid prospecting missions. In addition to using this technology to look deep into space, Planetary Resources will use Ceres to provide two distinct views of our planet as a powerful source of actionable, high-value, Earth intelligence.
Typical satellites only show what the eye can see, but Ceres uses infrared and hyperspectral imaging to see the unseen and obtain more data in every pixel.
When deployed as a constellation with daily revisit rates anywhere on the planet, this advanced sensor platform becomes a powerful source of actionable, high-value, Earth intelligence.
More Capabilities, Less Cost Using only 10 micro-satellites, the Ceres constellation provides weekly data for any location on Earth at a lower cost than legacy multispectral data.
Planetary Resources is deploying a constellation of Arkyd 100 spacecraft in low-Earth orbit to deliver valuable information-rich data to markets today. With just 10 satellites, the Ceres constellation provides weekly hyperspectral and mid-wave infrared data for any spot on Earth at a lower cost than existing multispectral data. Furthermore, leveraging its revolutionary on-board processing power, the Ceres constellation can also be programmed on-board to search for and identify specific materials or temperature signatures – a capability that does not exist from satellites or drones today. Our system is also highly-intelligent and customizable. Ceres can send complete hyperspectral data cubes if required or can return specifically requested wavelengths, temperatures, or even simplified algorithmic “answers” about a target.
Reduce input costs, maximize yields and support sustainable practices with affordable, high-value crop intelligence designed specifically for increasingly digital global agriculture. Potential applications include:
Enable field agents with automated space-based crop reporting to reduce operating costs and maximize profits, including:
Reduce the cost of large area oil and gas exploration surveys with advanced infrared and hyperspectral
imagery offered at a fraction of the cost of airborne or ground surveys.
Low-cost global monitoring of liquid pipelines reduces product losses, increases regulatory
compliance, and improves response times in the event of a leak, rupture, or encroachment.
Low-cost global monitoring of water resources to identify pollution sources, track toxic algae blooms and defend public health.
Deliver insights on global trends and provide previously unavailable levels of intelligence for decision support.
Advanced low-cost forest intelligence and fire-protection capabilities anywhere on the planet.
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