SkyWatch Announces TerraStream Edge

TerraStream Edge is an extension of TerraStream, SkyWatch's data management, monetization, and data distribution platform for satellite operators.

LAS VEGAS, December 1, 2022 (Newswire.com) - SkyWatch Space Applications Inc. (SkyWatch) announced today at AWS re:Invent TerraStream Edge, a suite of embedded edge computing software modules for on-orbit satellite computing platforms. 

TerraStream Edge is an extension of TerraStream, SkyWatch's data management, monetization, and data distribution platform for satellite operators. Leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning, TerraStream Edge reduces operational costs for satellite operators by up to 70%.

TerraStream Edge includes SkyWatch's industry-leading machine learning cloud detection capabilities, which have demonstrated better accuracy and performance than any other model on the planet, as recently published in our comprehensive research paper. Identifying and excluding cloudy images from downlink enables operators to optimize ground station, image processing, and storage costs. TerraStream Edge also includes the ability to only downlink an area of interest, such that only monetizable data is sent down to Earth.

TerraStream Edge runs on industry-standard edge computing platforms. 

"At SkyWatch, we believe driving down the operational costs in Earth observation will improve profitability for satellite operators and improve fulfillment for data consumers," says Joel Cumming, Chief Technology Officer at SkyWatch. "Cost continues to be the greatest barrier for widespread capture and distribution of Earth observation data, and our mission is to find ways to make this data more accessible and affordable to those who need it."

TerraStream Edge will be made available to satellite operators via SkyWatch's TerraStream platform in 2023. To learn more about TerraStream, visit skywatch.com/terrastream.

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