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16th April 2018Press

Earth-i releases its first full-colour video of Earth taken from space

‘New Space’ pioneer Earth-i today released the first video taken by VividX2, the technology prototype for its Vivid-i Constellation. Launched on 12 January 2018, VividX2 is the world’s first commercial satellite able to provide full-colour video of life on Earth. Weighing 100kg and measuring approximately 1 cubic metre, VividX2 is orbiting at 505km above the… (continued)

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20th February 2018Press

EARTH-i receives £2.7 million from UK Government to improve crop yield for African coffee farmers

EARTH-i, one of Europe’s most prominent New Space companies, has been awarded a grant of £2.7 million from the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme, which supports UK space firms tackling global challenges. The grant will enable Earth-i to launch the ACCORD programme in Kenya and Rwanda. ACCORD has been specifically developed to help smallholder… (continued)

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22nd January 2018Press

Earth-i at DGI 2018 in London

Earth-i is attending the DGI 2018 conference for the second year, and this time is delighted to be a sponsor and exhibitor. DGI is an annual event for the geospatial intelligence community with a specific focus on safety and security taking place in London, 22-24 January 2018. DGI is Europe’s largest gathering dedicated to high-level… (continued)

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12th January 2018Press

Earth-i launches prototype of world’s first full-colour, full-motion video satellite constellation

British ‘New Space’ pioneer Earth-i has confirmed that the pre-production prototype satellite of its upcoming satellite constellation was successfully launched earlier today. The new commercial constellation – which the company announced is called Vivid-i – will be the first of its kind to provide full-colour video; and the first European-owned constellation able to provide both… (continued)

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15th December 2017Press

Earth-i chooses Spacemetric to process still images and video from its prototype satellite

British ‘New Space’ pioneer Earth-i today announced that images and video from its new prototype satellite due for launch early January 2018 will be managed, catalogued and geometrically corrected using software from Swedish photogrammetry and imagery specialist, Spacemetric. Earth-i is building the first commercial constellation in the world to provide full-colour video; and the first… (continued)

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6th December 2017Press

December 2017 Newsletter

2017 is rapidly coming to an end and it’s been quite a year for Earth-i. The last 12 months have proved to be an exciting ride and the ambitious targets we set ourselves in 2016 are quickly becoming a reality. Since our last newsletter we’ve commissioned, from our partners SSTL, the next five satellites in our new full-colour video… (continued)

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1st December 2017Press

Earth-i to use KSAT’s Ground Stations to Receive First Commercial Full-Colour Video From Space

British ‘New Space’ pioneer Earth-i today provided another update about its progress in building the first constellation in the world to provide full-colour video – and the first European-owned commercial constellation able to provide both video and still images Last week Earth-i announced that it had ordered the first five satellites of its constellation from… (continued)

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21st November 2017Press

Earth-i Orders Satellites from SSTL for World’s First Full-Colour Video Constellation

British ‘New Space’ pioneer Earth–i today announced that it has ordered the first five satellites from SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd) for its new Earth Observation (EO) constellation. Earth-i is building the first constellation in the world able to provide full-colour video – and the first European-owned constellation able to provide both video and still… (continued)

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