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Spiral Blue Announces Key Partnership in LatConnect 60 Ltd's SWIRSAT Mission

[26th June 2024, Sydney] Spiral Blue is proud to announce its key partnership in LatConnect 60 Ltd's SWIRSAT mission, which aims to deliver high-resolution SWIR data with a resolution at least five times better than current market standards. This advancement is set to significantly improve the accuracy and effectiveness of methane and other emissions measurements, initially targeting the oil and gas sector. The mission is crucial for the development of the LatConnect 60 constellation and fostering collaboration with the Australian Space Agency and partners from Australia and India.




The SWIRSAT mission, funded by the Australian Space Agency's $5.8 million International Space Investment (ISI) India Program, represents the first step in developing a constellation of mid-inclined Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. Utilizing LatConnect 60’s advanced SWIR sensors, the mission will enable real-time measurement and data calibration.


Other key partners for this project are: 


“We are thrilled to be part of such an innovative mission that promises significant advancements in emissions measurement and environmental monitoring,” said Taofiq Huq, CEO of Spiral Blue. “This partnership underscores our commitment to leveraging cutting-edge technology for impactful solutions.”


Spiral Blue has previously achieved significant milestones, including the successful launch of its Space Edge Computers into orbit. This project, supported by the Australian Space Agency’s Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grant, is part of our ongoing efforts to build capacity in the space industry and deliver critical services through our Space Edge Services platform.


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About Spiral Blue

Spiral Blue is a Sydney-based SME leading the next generation of onboard processing with artificial intelligence and Space Edge Computing. Spiral Blue technology has applications in agriculture, defence, city planning, utilities, and other industries. The success of the Space Edge One (SE-1) computer, operating flawlessly in orbit since April 2023, has made the organisation the first Australian company in history to develop and operate AI hardware in space. In addition to 5x SE-1 computers in orbit, Spiral Blue has previously launched three Space Edge Zero prototypes. Additional launches scheduled for 2024 will bring the total number of computers in orbit to 12.


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