Spiral Blue awarded Minimum Viable Product Grant from NSW Government

The Nvidia Jetson Nano will form the core of Spiral Blue's first product Space Edge Zero. (Source: Nvidia)

Spiral Blue was recently awarded the Minimum Viable Product Grant (MVP Grant) from the New South Wales state government. This was the result of a competitive application process.

This grant will see Spiral Blue's first space edge computing product Space Edge Zero move from the proof of concept stage to the prototype stage. Space Edge Zero will be tested in simulated space environments, including a vacuum chamber and radiation testing chamber. This will position Spiral Blue to begin pre-sales of Space Edge Zero at the completion of this grant project.

We are starting with testing the Jetson Nano, which will form the core of Space Edge Zero. This will include running our ship detection algorithm on the compact computer. We are also testing thermal control components in lab experiments.

About Spiral Blue

Spiral Blue is a Sydney based Earth observation services startup that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide next generation data analysis for industries including defence, utilities, and agriculture. They are building Space Edge – a computer for future Earth observation satellites that promises to significantly reduce costs of accessing high quality Earth observation data.

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