Dr. Max Polyakov’s Thoughts on LEO Agriculture Constellation Plans
Earth Observing System Data Analytics (EOSDA) plans to transform the agriculture, disaster recovery, forestry, and oil and gas sectors using satellite technology. The company revealed that it was planning to set up seven optical EOS SAT satellites into the LEO (Low-Earth Orbit) by 2024.
One of the objectives of the new satellite constellation is monitoring the farmlands. Dr. Max Polyakov, EOSDA’s founder, is also the managing partner of Noosphere Ventures. He told Via Satellite why he believes EOSDA will be the leader in the LEO industry.
What Is EOSDA’s Main Challenge?
Dr. Polyakov says the company's major challenge is positioning itself as a valuable player in the agriculture satellite screening industry. To achieve this aim, it plans to showcase its strengths. It also plans to establish a reputation as a trustworthy source of top-quality images.
How to Overcome the Challenge?
The company offers its clients a chance to get the benefits of integrating proprietary analytics with satellite data. Also, using in-house production, EOSDA can provide its clients with ready-made agricultural solutions at reasonably priced rates.
EOSDA’s Main Target Customers
According to Max Polyakov, the company has three prime targets:
Local integrators – they will help to introduce and distribute precision farming technology to local agricultural systems.
Input Suppliers – they are essential because of interest in developing widespread approaches to take care of farmers' needs.
Farmers – the end-users, integral in determining the project's success.
EOSDA’s Competitive Advantage
The company’s operations stand out from its competitors because of:
Satellite band quantities — satellite band captures biophysical parameters with a decent revisit rate. Optimized quantities and parameters solve agricultural modeling challenges.
Data analytics expertise — EOSDA has data analytics experts who transform the data into ready-made solutions for clients.
Vertically integrated system — it makes solutions suitable for different agricultural challenges.
EOSDA’s Future Plans
The company aims to launch radar satellites and synergize the two constellations. This will make offering radar and optical data possible.
In 2023, it aims to integrate satellite data from its growing constellation with its analytics solutions. By 2024, the company expects to have all seven satellites in orbit and monitor the Earth.
EOSDA Long-Term Ambitions
Max Polyakov claims the company’s long-term objective is to utilize space to help humanity. So it plans to extend the reach and utilization of satellite data. It also seeks improved algorithms and models informed by data continually.
EOSDA is positioned to be a leader in providing proprietary satellite data. The data capturing and analytics technologies enable the company to provide solutions to the agricultural sector. Besides, the collaboration with strategic partners will help the company achieve its dreams. Leadership and passion mean that it has everything it needs to succeed.