US: PCI Geomatics is planning to support data analysis of images from SkySat-1, the first in a planned constellation of 24 satellites from Skybox Imaging. Support for SkySat-1 is currently available in the company’s new software, Geomatica 2013 (Service Pack 3 – SP3). SkySat-1 is a high-performance satellite capable of providing 4-band, high-resolution sub-meter class imagery. Operating in a sun-synchronous orbit of 600 km, SkySat-1 also provides the first commercial high-resolution, full-motion video from space at 30 frames per second.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with PCI Geomatics to ensure that our imagery products are seamlessly incorporated into user’s workflows. It is important that our imagery is easily accessible and can be used to derive information in a timely, operational manner. We’ve worked closely with PCI Geomatics to ensure speedy correction is possible in a way that is both highly accurate and automated,” said Matt Wood, Skybox Senior Director of Enterprise Solutions. “Our customers have come to expect Geomatica to support new sensors as imagery becomes available and Skybox is no exception. SkySat-1 and other future sensors that will make up Skybox’s constellation will open new and exciting possibilities for the operational use of imagery. We are pleased to be able to offer support very early on in this exciting new era of commercial earth observation where pervasive coverage and imaging is becoming increasingly possible,” said Terry Moloney, President and CEO of PCI Geomatics.