Spiral Blue Launches 'Your Code In Space' Initiative, Enabling Groundbreaking AI Experiments on SE-1 Space Edge Computer
[31st August 2023, Sydney] – Spiral Blue is thrilled to announce the launch of the 'Your Code In Space' (YCIS) initiative. As the first of its kind in Australia, the program empowers anyone, including developers, researchers and innovators from around the world, to run their custom code on Spiral Blue's cutting-edge SE-1 space edge computer, facilitating real-time AI processing on satellite imagery to unlock unparalleled insights from space.
YCIS has already achieved remarkable success, deploying numerous machine learning applications on the SE-1 space edge computer for organisations worldwide, delivering high-quality insights and setting a new standard for data handling in space.
Spiral Blue's SE-1, stationed aboard a Satellogic satellite, marks a paradigm shift in space exploration and AI innovation. This groundbreaking technology allows users to harness the power of AI and apply it to satellite imagery, enabling applications that were previously unimaginable.
The possibilities of YCIS are vast and promising. Applications that can be run on the SE-1 space edge computer include, but are not limited to:
Environmental Monitoring: Researchers can develop AI models that monitor deforestation, track wildlife migration patterns, detect changes in ocean temperature, and analyse air quality, contributing to our understanding of climate change and environmental conservation.
Natural Disaster Response: The SE-1's AI capabilities can be harnessed to rapidly assess the impact of natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires by analysing satellite images to identify affected areas and guide relief efforts.
Agricultural Insights: Agricultural experts can leverage AI to monitor crop health, predict yields, and optimise irrigation by analysing satellite imagery, contributing to global food security and sustainable farming practices.
Urban Planning: City planners and architects can use AI to analyse urban development patterns, traffic flow, and population dynamics to make informed decisions for sustainable city growth and infrastructure planning.
Wildlife Conservation: AI algorithms can detect and track endangered species, monitor their habitats, and help prevent poaching by analysing satellite images of remote regions.
Space Exploration Support: 'Your Code In Space' also invites applications that aid space agencies in processing and analysing astronomical data, contributing to our understanding of the cosmos.
To participate in YCIS, developers can submit their proposals through the Spiral Blue website to gain access to the SE-1 space edge computer and its capabilities, transforming their visions into tangible reality.
Spiral Blue's commitment to innovation, space exploration, and AI advancement is exemplified by this trailblazing initiative. As we move forward into this exciting new chapter, the possibilities for discoveries and breakthroughs are limited only by the boundaries of human imagination.
Spiral Blue CTO, James Buttenshaw, proudly shared that YCIS is “enabling companies to gain space heritage in a fraction of the traditional time [by] proving to be extremely effective at removing the barriers to running custom analytics in space.”
Dr Henry Zhong, Head of AI at Spiral Blue added that “Spiral Blue is proud to have brought Your Code In Space to fruition. Through YCIS we have achieved our dual goal of making our satellite programmable, allowing third parties to run their own code on-board and drastically reducing data requirements by bringing down just useful insights.”
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About Spiral Blue
Spiral Blue is enabling the next generation of Earth observation services with artificial intelligence and Space Edge Computing. Spiral Blue technology has applications in defence, city planning, utilities, and other industries. Founded in 2018, the company has recently launched its second generation of Space Edge Computer to orbit, the first Space Edge One, which is now beginning on board application testing for customers.
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.
Spiral Blue is one of the winners of the maiden Gravity Challenge. We were selected as one of the winners of the SA Power Networks Challenge, and awarded the Meteor Award for Most Innovative Use of Space Capability.
Spiral Blue has completed testing of components of Space Edge Zero in preparation for building a fully integrated prototype. This prototype is to be launched and tested in space in 2021. Discussions are currently underway with launch providers to make this happen.