AxelGlobe is the Earth observation infrastructure for a new era. It will have the ability to image the whole civilized world with a resolution of 2.5 m—enough to distinguish cars—every day. Its advantage is not just in the always-fresh information it will provide, but also in the collection of its past data. Comparing older images and studying their evolution can lead to invaluable insights and predictions for the future.
Axelspace has begun the development of AxelGlobe, an Earth observation service based on a 50-satellite constellation. With it we’ll be able to obtain imagery of more than half of the planet’s dry land once every single day. That accounts for virtually all of the areas where humans are economically active, and the data will be available and up to date daily.
The constellation will see its first light in 2018 with three initial satellites that will begin servicing selected areas of the globe. After that, we expect to have more than 10 satellites in orbit by 2020 and to complete the 50-unit formation by 2022.