EarthNow to deliver real-time video through satellite constellation

EarthNow LLC has announced its intent to deploy a large constellation of advanced imaging satellites that will deliver real-time, continuous video of almost anywhere on Earth, the company said.

The latest company to spin-out from Intellectual Ventures, EarthNow recently closed a first round of financing with investments from Airbus, the SoftBank Group, Bill Gates, and Greg Wyler. The initial funding focuses primarily on maturing the overall system design to deliver innovative and unique real-time Earth observation services.

According to EarthNow´s founder and CEO, Russell Hannigan, “EarthNow is ambitious and unprecedented, but our objective is simple; we want to connect you visually with Earth in real-time. We believe the ability to see and understand the Earth live and unfiltered will help all of us better appreciate and ultimately care for our one and only home.”

Founded in 2017, EarthNow LLC plans to deploy a large constellation of advanced imaging satellites that will deliver real-time, continuous video and intelligent vision of almost anywhere on Earth. A spin-out from Intellectual Ventures, the company´s investors are Airbus, the SoftBank Group, Bill Gates and Greg Wyler. EarthNow aims to connect everyone visually with the Earth in real-time.

Intellectual Ventures is a global invention and investment business that creates, incubates and commercializes impactful inventions. Led by avid inventor and technology leader Nathan Myhrvold, IV has created more than a dozen companies with the power to transform industries. At the edge of technological advances to serve both the developed and developing world, IV works with many of the world´s top inventors to push innovation forward.