+1 satellite in orbit - higher efficiency in agricultural monitoring

October 03, 2023
+1 супутник на орбіті — вища ефективність в агромоніторингу
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Tonight at 2:49 CET, the European Copernicus program launched the Sentinel-2B satellite into orbit. The launch took place in Kourou, French Guiana. Sentinel-2B became the fifth satellite of the European Environmental Monitoring Programme.

Sentinel-2 Mission

Sentinel-2 provides optical image scanning from an altitude of 786 kilometers in 13 spectral bands with a resolution of 10, 20 or 60 meters and a width of 290 km.

Now there will be 2 satellites in orbit. With orbit every 100 minutes, they will cover the planet's area in 5 days — data will be updated twice as often.

Satellite data combined with drones

DroneUA has been working with the European Copernicus program for more than 2 years and is now able to increase the frequency of providing data to clients by 2 times, due to open satellite monitoring data.

The use of satellite data in combination with unmanned monitoring from DroneUA allows not only to obtain high-quality service for enterprises of any size, but also, in the case of particularly large facilities, to formulate the prioritization of work performed in the field of precision agriculture and get the maximum effect from even minimal investments in innovative technologies.

The ability to analyze data at the regional or even national level, combining drones and satellite data, opens up new horizons for monitoring sowing campaigns, monitoring crop rotation and yield forecasts.

In February 2016, DroneUA together with the Aerospace Research Center represented Ukraine at the annual congress of participants in the international scientific project OPTIMISE in Dubrovnik, Howarthia. Where we provided proof of the compliance of technological solutions and the direct dependence of the results of unmanned and satellite monitoring. (Read the news about this).

Live broadcast of the Sentinel-2B launch

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DroneUA is an international system integrator of unmanned solutions and robotics.

On the market of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, the DroneUA group of companies is the largest importer and distributor of leading drone manufacturers in the world and represents technological solutions from the brands XAG, EcoFlow, Pix4D, Parrot, Chasing, DroneDeploy, AgroCares and others.

The group of companies has its own engineering, production and service divisions, as well as an open data processing center. Technological solutions presented by DroneUA are used on more than 4 million hectares of cultivated areas of Ukraine. According to the results of the 2021 and 2022 agricultural seasons, more than 2.2 million hectares were protected with drone sprayers from DroneUA.

DroneUA is among the top three most innovative businesses in the agricultural sector of Ukraine according to FORBES and among the twenty most innovative enterprises of Ukraine.

The group of companies continues to expand the list of technological brands that it presents on the Ukrainian market, and is active in agriculture, the oil and gas industry, as well as in the fields of energy, geodesy and topography.

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