The satellite carries a first-of-its-kind high-resolution thermal telescope payload intended for commercial applications.

23 May 2022 – Aistech Space, a space technology company based in Spain, continues to expand its constellation of satellites, putting its third satellite – a new generation the first of which is called Guardian 1 –  into orbit on May 25, 2022. The launch will be executed in partnership with SpaceX from Cape Cape Canaveral Space Launch Complex 40.

The Guardian 1 satellite carries an Aistech-designed multispectral telescope equipped with visible (RGB), near infrared (NIR), and thermal infrared (TIR) ​​sensors. This telescope focuses on commercial services aimed at markets linked to environmental sustainability.

“Our mission is to work with organizations around the world to address critical threats to people and the environment, and build a better, more sustainable future for the next generation,” said Guillermo Valenzuela, CEO and co-founder of Aistech Space. . “Our Guardian satellite will provide organizations with critical information to mitigate large-scale threats such as wildfires, water waste, pollution and illegal activity.”

A brief summary of the company:

Aistech Space is a global space technology company that combines its geospatial analytics expertise with its own constellation of small satellites to deliver solutions that help customers manage their assets and manage environmental threats. This year, Aistech will launch one of the first commercial constellations capable of taking high-resolution thermal images on demand. Aistech offers a new perspective on the Earth’s changing resources and addresses critical threats to people and the environment in order to build a better and more sustainable future for the next generation.

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