Orbital Sidekick (OSK) is establishing a space-based infrastructure of hyperspectral sensors to provide monitoring services to the oil & gas industry via its Spectral Intelligence platform. It’s first space-based sensor system, HEIST, is to be launched on the SpaceX CRS-15 mission on June 28.
OSK currently offers aerial monitoring services to its customers. The sensor system will be deployed on the International Space Station in the third quarter 2018. The OSK Pathfinder spacecraft with added classification and change detection capability will be deployed in the second quarter 2019. OSK will then rapidly grow its constellation of small satellites that uniquely enable chemical classification of customer assets on a global scale.
Hyperspectral technology captures hundreds of narrow contiguous spectral bands, from visible light through infrared. Paired with Spectral Intelligence, chemical classification and change detection is significantly easier to detect. Current satellites use multispectral sensors, limiting the information that can be extracted from recorded data and providing only a few wide spectral bands.
The company is using information extracted from these sensors to help oil & gas pipeline operators meet compliance regulations as well as provide early leak detection and product classification solutions within the $9bn pipeline safety and monitoring market.
Orbital Sidekick utilises hyperspectral technology – capturing hundreds of narrow contiguous spectral bands, from visible light through infrared. Paired with Spectral Intelligence, chemical classification and change detection has never been easier.
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20th June 2018