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Spiral Blue wins Gravity Challenge



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. This win would not have been possible without Ryan Hofer and Benjamin Koschnick of Spectral Aerospace, a hyperspectral satellite imaging startup we partnered with for this challenge.


During this challenge, we proposed a new product - Line of Insight. Line of Insight provides daily forecasts on fire risks along network infrastructure by integrating near real-time high resolution data from Internet of Things sensors, satellite image data, and weather data. This will help SA Power Networks and other utilities determine when and where vegetation needs to be inspected and when and where fire protection measures need to be activated.


Per the judges: “Spiral Blue stood out to the most technical judges as it ticked a lot of boxes. It was a strong proposal with a nice end-to-end solution – the correlations across the datasets was great.”


We now look forward to further discussions with SA Power Networks to implement Line of Insight.

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