SkyfloX develops the ESA patented concept of ORCA: Optical and RF Constellations on Aircraft. ORCA proposes to use civil passenger aircraft to provide services such as those offered by satellites. ORCA lends itself specifically well to Earth observation applications that require high resolution data, in combination with high revisit.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Earth observation is the initial application of ORCA, where ORCA can provide multiple daily, metric GSD Multitemporal Orthos, medium-high GSD Thermal Orthos, and high GSD Digital Surface Models (HiResDSM). The multitude of flights furthermore allow the production of True Orthos, along with fused products related to RGB, Thermal, and DSM data.
Payload design, aviation certification management, proprietary software for coverage simulations and statistics, ground segment development.
Currently confidential, though SkyfloX is actively working with the largest EO analytics companies in the world for its upcoming pilot project.
MAJOR SPACE PROJECTS
SkyfloX cooperates with a team of international aerospace partners and users, including Transavia as major airline, to equip and fly the first ORCA Earth Observation payload on a Boeing 737-800 in the summer of 2021. It aims to raise its series A to equip a first constellation of 40 aircraft by the end of 2023.