Pixxel & SatSure partner to utilize satellite imagery for agriculture in India

The collaboration will improve the crop and water management analytics in India


Mumbai: Two of the foremost New Space start-ups of India – Pixxel and SatSure have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will allow utilizing Pixxel’s unique satellite imagery for building innovative data products. Satsure’s platform will combine this satellite imagery with agricultural datasets that can help in improving the existing crop and water management analytics.

This collaboration will not only provide Satsure access to Pixxel’s high-quality satellite imagery data but also enable them to monitor agricultural farms, proper disbursement of farmer loans, assess flood and other natural calamities in real-time with location-specific insights.

“Collaborating with SatSure was a natural step since both companies share a common goal in using space data for building niche geospatial software products. SatSure is one of the leading firms in the space data analytics domain and we are excited about the possibilities of jointly exploring the global market with them as we embark on our journey to build the first commercial satellite constellation from India.” says Awais Ahmed, CEO, Pixxel.

“We are thrilled to be working with Pixxel and believe in their capabilities to provide high quality and unique satellite imagery, which will be used by SatSure to expand upon our existing set of products for the agriculture and natural resource management markets’’ says Prateep Basu, CEO, SatSure.

The signing of this MoU was done at the Space Park Kerala organized EDGE 2020 conference in Trivandrum, which saw more than 300 delegates from national and international organizations in the space industry.

Pixxel is an Indian space start-up based in Bengaluru, India. The company is building constellations of high-resolution earth imaging satellites to provide global imagery at a daily frequency to customers in a wide range of industries worldwide. Recently, Pixxel was the only Asian participant selected to be a part of the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator, a first of its kind space focused accelerator where the company worked with space industry stalwarts such as NASA JPL, US Air Force, Lockheed Martin and Maxar among others. Pixxel’s first satellite is booked to launch on a Soyuz rocket in July 2020.

SatSure is a Decision Intelligence company based in Switzerland, India, United Kingdom, and Australia. SatSure leverages advances in satellites, machine learning and big data analytics to provide answers to large area questions across multiple domains like agriculture, forestry, insurance, banking, environment, and infrastructure. SatSure’s products have been recognized and awarded globally by organizations such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Ventures, World Bank group, MIT (through in Inclusive Innovation Challenge), Ministry of Agriculture (India) and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to name a few.