Skybox Imaging is a Start-up based in San Francisco which is preparing the first public high resolution and definition video footage of earth in the world from 600 km above the ground. . It’s high definition video of our planet, courtesy of Stanford University spinoff Skybox Imaging.
Resolution of video is pretty high. It looks like it has a resolution of about one meter, or three feet. You can easily observe objects such as cars, trucks, shipping containers and etc using the video recorded by the company’s satellite, SkySat-1, which was launched in November. But don’t worry! It’s not clear enough to identify or show your activities.
There’s an enormous amount of knowledge that we can glean from analyzing movement – supply chain monitoring, maritime awareness, industrial plant activity, environmental monitoring, and humanitarian relief monitoring – and we are excited to explore the breadth of possibilities with this unique data source. skybox official website
Skybox’s first satellite, SkySat-1, was successfully launched late November on the 19th mission of Ukraine’s Dnepr-1 rocket program, and a fortnight ago the company previewed its first sub-meter, color still imagery.
Skybox official website wrote that it’s satellite ( the SkySat-1 which is one the smallest capable of sub-meter imagery) can capture Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixel; 1080p30) imagery at 30 frames per second, up to 90 seconds per clip.
You may think that nowadays smart-phones can capture much better clips with higher resolution and also much longer Full HD video clips. But, you can’t compare imaging from an orbital craft with on the ground capturing. Definitely the requirement for capturing from an orbital is much higher and running on-demand Full HD capture from space is a big and considerable innovation.
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