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Earth observation

Our high-altitude platforms offer an ideal vantage point for geospatial remote sensing and Earth observation throughout Australia.

The high-altitude advantage

Reap the benefits of ​deploying your camera, sensor, or other instrument at stratospheric altitudes:

  • rapid deployment and recovery

  • the ability to dwell over areas

  • higher resolution than satellites

  • a wider field of view than drones

Aerial View of Curved River
Aerial gimbal camera

FLEXIBLE PLATFORM AND INSTRUMENT OPTIONS

Our high-altitude platforms offer standard power and data interfaces, with on-board storage and real time radio communications tailored to user requirements.

Various in-house instruments are available, including RGB cameras, single and multi-band visible and infrared detectors, fibre-fed spectrographs, and UV/IR spectrometers, with data fusion across wavelengths.

 

Or fly your own, completely independent, payload.

FLIGHTS DESIGNED FOR YOUR PROJECT

We operate from launch sites across Australia, with the option to release balloons from almost any customer-specified location. Aviation clearance, flight planning, and mission logistics are all part of the service.

We design our high-altitude platforms for a safe return to Earth by parachute. Flight paths and landing sites are predicted before and throughout the flight, using the latest weather data. We have never failed to safely recover a payload.

Stratospheric balloon flight path model prediction
Aerial photo of streets and farm land

SOLUTIONS ACROSS SECTORS

High-altitude optical and/or radio observations from the stratosphere can serve a diverse range of industrial, scientific and civil sectors, including:

  • water, agriculture and agronomy

  • geology, mineralogy and mining

  • surveillance and enforcement

  • geospatial intelligence

  • urban planning

  • defence