There will be a constellation of some 500 powerful satellites designed in order to provide real-time, continuous global coverage. Airbus SE together with two of the world’s recognizable tech billionaires. The two billionaires are Microsoft Corp; who is the founder bill gates and also Softbank Group Corp. Masayoshi Son the chief executive has decided to propose to build and launch 500 small satellites which will be intending to provide unmatched video coverage of the globe. Additionally, the EarthNow LLC project decided to slate to be unveiled Wednesday and is still in its formative stage without a firm price tag, technical details, and according to the founder together with the chief executive Russell Hannigan. When Russell was interviewed, he said that the current concept envisions satellite is weighing close to 500lbs each and the total cost could be more than 1billion dollars, and the numbers might change.
Greg Wyler who is a veteran satellite entrepreneur is a partner of Airbus and Softbank on the separate internet- via- satellite project known as OneWeb and which is the fourth investor. Greg didn’t disclose the total amount raised in the initial funding round. Greg said that they have investors with the wherewithal to make it to happen. Gates, Messrs and Wyler, are still investigating personal fund, Airbus is an investor, and also a partner of the project said, Hannigan. Moreover, based in a Seattle suburb with limited staff, its startup is being unveiled as interest surges in small satellites which are operating relatively close to the earth for them to serve both national-security markets and commercial. Currently, the EarthNow is a target is a broad range of applications involving tracking illegal fishing, monitoring agriculture and also watching migrations in conflict zones. Furthermore, it has potential competition, for example, stratolaunch system is planning to launch a satellite with small rockets which will be carried under the wings of a giant carrier aircraft and is founded by billionaire Paul Allen.
The company has edge meaning that it can sharply reduce design together with the production cost. This company can do that by upgrading the basic satellite platform and assembly-line manufacturing techniques already devised for OneWeb and its plan to cover every corner of the world with a fleet of satellites. Hannagan said that EarthNow plans is to provide more timely and video images than its rivals. The governmental system is likely to be affected by the small-satellite trend, the estimated numbers of countries with satellite have raised to more than 80 from 40. The industry analysts estimated that currently, the commercial space sector had attracted more than 4 billion dollars in the financial worldwide. EarthNow is currently looking to get off the ground pentagon interest in the field of commercial technology growth. EarthNow also has plans of purchasing images and data from outside suppliers.