Spiral Blue has completed testing of components of Space Edge Zero in preparation for building a fully integrated prototype. This prototype is to be launched and tested in space in 2021. Discussions are currently underway with launch providers to make this happen.
This testing has included running and testing representative algorithms on representative hardware, thermal testing in vacuum, and radiation testing. Radiation testing was conducted at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, with their Cobalt-60 Gamma Irradiator (pictured). Results from these tests have given us sufficient confidence to proceed to building a fully integrated prototype.
Our progress to date was possible thanks to Spiral Blue being awarded the NSW Government Minimum Viable Product Grant.
Spiral Blue is a Sydney based Earth observation services startup that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide next generation data analysis for industries including defence, utilities, and agriculture. They are building Space Edge – a computer for future Earth observation satellites that promises to significantly reduce costs of accessing high quality Earth observation data.
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Spiral Blue was recently awarded the Minimum Viable Product Grant (MVP Grant) from the New South Wales state government. This was the result of a competitive application process. This grant will see Spiral Blue's first space edge computing product Space Edge Zero move from the proof of concept stage to the prototype stage.
Spiral Blue is one of the winners of the maiden Gravity Challenge. We were selected as one of the winners of the SA Power Networks Challenge, and awarded the Meteor Award for Most Innovative Use of Space Capability.
Spiral Blue and Otus Intelligence Group have recently completed the first stage of a project involving analysis of ground movement data for Otus' Surface Movement Risk Index. Otus has combined its synthetic aperture radar expertise with Spiral Blue's machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities to create an algorithm capable of monitoring ground movement impacting properties and public infrastructures across Australia.