Canadian Space Agency selects SkyWatch to build advanced autonomous space systems

SkyWatch has announced that the company was selected by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to complete Phase I of the artificial intelligence and big data analytics for advanced autonomous space systems, the company said.

During this phase of the project, SkyWatch will work closely with the CSA to develop and deliver a system concept that aims to demonstrate the technical feasibility and commercial potential of applying artificial intelligence and big data analytics to the data from multiple space missions collected by the CSA.

The purpose of the Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics for Advanced Autonomous Space Systems challenge is to apply artificial intelligence and big data analytics to bring tangible advancements in the operation and utilization of space assets in support of government operations, public safety, public health and discovery. These methods could enable autonomous prediction of natural or man-made disasters and lead to the transition from reactionary imaging in response to crises to new services in predicting and preventing disasters.

SkyWatch is on a mission to make Earth-observation data accessible to the world. Hundreds of trillions of pixels of Earth are captured from space every day. Utilizing its past experience in building satellite data aggregation software, SkyWatch´s team is developing EarthCache, a platform allowing developers to discover and access the world´s remote sensing datasets.