The new traders be part of earlier ones like Lightspeed Ventures, Blume Ventures, growX, Ryan Johnson and others.
The Bengaluru-based firm additionally mentioned that its first hyper-spectral satellite will launch inside the subsequent few months. The plan is to deploy a complete of 30 satellites by December 2022 for its international constellation.
“Our new funding allows us to construct a well being monitor for the planet via the world’s most superior hyperspectral small-satellites. This allows us to seize a few of the richest imagery that is ever been beamed down to earth,” mentioned Awais Ahmed, CEO, Pixxel.
Compared to the frequent multispectral satellites, Pixxel’s hyper-spectral earth-imaging satellites will beam down 50 instances extra info by capturing gentle mirrored from earth in way more element and in a lot narrower bands than simply pink, inexperienced and blue.
This permits Pixxel to seize actual chemical signatures and supply far more correct options to seemingly unsolvable points in agriculture, power and surroundings conservation.
Once deployed, Pixxel’s constellation will present 24-hour international protection in greater high quality decision and decrease price than any present satellite opponents.
“Our hyperspectral satellites will permit society to deal with a lot of humanity’s most urgent points,” Ahmed mentioned.
Founded in 2019, Pixxel was the one Asian participant chosen to be part of the Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator, the place it labored with NASA JPL, US Air Force, Lockheed Martin and Maxar, amongst others.
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