Mikael Stern, Spacemetric’s CEO, commented “Bluestone is a critical enabler as constellations of imaging satellites face the challenge of getting high-value data back to Earth at a sustainable cost”. The collaboration between the two companies sees ÅAC Microtec providing expertise in onboard systems while Spacemetric brings long experience in ground-based image data management and processing.
“This innovation is a solution that bridges the traditional gap between space segment and ground segment systems”, noted Mikael Andersson, CEO of ÅAC Microtec, “and in doing so opens up a wide range of new opportunities that add value for the customer by saving costs on downlinking large amounts of data.” The technology underpinning Bluestone is the subject of a recent US patent application.
About ÅAC Microtec:
ÅAC Microtec is a leading supplier of compact, capable and reliable avionics for small satellites. To date, ÅAC Microtec systems have orbited the Earth onboard US, Japanese and European satellites.
Spacemetric is a leading provider of image management solutions for satellite and airborne sensors, streamlining data access and processing from image capture to analysis. Spacemetric solutions are deployed worldwide in a wide range of operational applications with customers including Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, Airbus, ESA and Harris.