Satellite Vu Feature
Updated: Nov 5, 2019
UK-based Satellite Vu is developing a fleet of small satellites equipped with special sensors that will be used for monitoring plastic pollution and heat and thermal mapping. Again, the capability of sensing the thermal characteristics of objects, particularly buildings, has been the preserve of military systems or environmental applications. Satellite VU plans to change that by providing commercial data at a much higher resolution.
“Plastic has become the scourge of our society and it is choking our maritime areas. Existing methods to track these threats are not as effective either in terms of technology or cost. These include shipborne and airborne monitoring techniques,” explains Anthony Baker, CEO, Satellite Vu. The company has come up with a technology that will decrease the time required to measure the plastic problem from years to weeks.
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