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Pixxel Unveils First Images from its First Light Campaign

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Ibadan, 2 March 2023. – Pixxel, India’s space data startup, has unveiled the first-ever set of images from its hyperspectral pathfinder satellites as part of its ‘First Light’ Campaign. The images capture intricate details of the land and water features of regions such as Krishna River Delta (India), Palm Islands (Dubai), Super pit (Australia), Saloum River Delta (Senegal), Granny Smith Gold mine (Australia) and Brockman (Australia).

Capable of detecting, identifying and quantifying surface materials as well as biological and chemical processes, these images highlight specific factors such as soil types, mountain ranges, bare lands, gold mines, reservoirs, agricultural farms, delta regions and urban settlements, among others.

Commenting on the ‘First Light’ campaign, Awais Ahmed, CEO of Pixxel said, “We are glad to release the first-ever set of hyperspectral images from our satellites, which mark a major milestone in earth observation. The images will help unearth unseen problems that are invisible to satellites in orbit today and enable sectors to make more informed and evidence-backed decisions related to global phenomena.”

In addition, the CEO notes that, with the launch of the recent 10-meter Shakuntala satellite, the Company now has “the highest resolution hyperspectral capacity that we’re beaming down and sharing with our customers.” Ahmed adds that the success solidifies the Company’s vision of building a health monitor for the earth as it completes a constellation of “the world’s highest-resolution hyperspectral earth imaging satellites as well as an AI-powered analytics platform.”

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