The first Ukrainian agricultural satellite has begun operating in orbit.
EOS Data Analytics has successfully launched a satellite that is a component in the world’s first agro-oriented constellation. The company said that the satellite has transmitted telemetry and data regarding the state of its systems, confirming its operation in orbit. The EOS SAT-1 satellite is an in-house development from the companies that are part of the Noosphere of the Ukrainian entrepreneur Max Polyakov. The EOS SAT group will include seven small optical satellites from the company EOS Data Analytics, which provides analytics for implementing sustainable agriculture methods and ecological monitoring of forest lands. Once fully operational by 2025, EOS SAT will cover up to 100% of the countries with the largest agricultural land and forest area, accounting for 98.5% of such land on the entire planet. EOS SAT is designed to help agribusinesses monitor crop growth and detect heat, cold, water shortages, weed spread, pest attacks, and other issues that threaten crops. By 2025, the group will monitor areas of up to 12 million square kilometers daily.