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Simera Sense to provide Kaust with a hyperspectral payload

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has selected Simera Sense to deliver a hyperspectral instrument with advanced onboard processing for their 6U Cubesat mission to be launched towards the end of 2022.

Simera Sense combines the +30 band HyperScape50 instrument with Unibap's (Sweden) SpaceCloud Services to create a payload with powerful artificial intelligence capabilities. This unique combination of onboard processing and a hyperspectral sensor provides KAUST with the capacity for enhanced monitoring of the Earth system via a never before seen nanosatellite configuration.

Prof Matthew McCabe, Director of the Climate and Livability Initiative at KAUST, says, "This unique instrument will provide enhanced monitoring of Earth's ecosystems, delivering improved metrics of vegetation health, precision agricultural insights, and detailed observations of our coastal environments in a compact and efficient platform."

"At Simera Sense, we are incredibly excited about working with KAUST. Not only to push technology limits but also to assist in creating a deeper understanding of our planet," says Simera Sense CEO Johann du Toit.


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