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 constellation with dozens of microsatellites. 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 first launch is scheduled in 2018. We expect to complete the constellation by 2022.