Telespazio Germany and constellr: A cooperation to improve our planet’s health

07 March 2024

Telespazio Germany and constellr have signed an agreement for the provision of Telespazio’s ground segment software solution, EASE-Rise, to operate constellr’s first satellite. The upcoming launch, scheduled for later this year, aims to provide global land surface temperature (LST) imagery, contributing to the fight against climate change.

Utilizing its HiVE (High-precision Versatile Ecosphere Monitoring Mission) constellation of infrared monitoring satellites, constellr will accurately measure crop temperatures on a daily basis, down to a sub-field level, covering the entire planet. The main objective is to deliver optimized global LST imagery, specifically tailored for applications in high-precision agriculture, water management, temperature-based crop health assessment, yield prediction, and sustainable resource management.

To accomplish this goal, constellr has entrusted the ground segment software to Telespazio Germany, which will deploy its cloud-native platform, EASE-Rise. Through this end-to-end platform, Telespazio will offer monitoring and control, flight dynamics, and integration services, with an innovative software-as-a-service approach during the constellation lifetime. Additionally, it commits to ongoing engineering support covering software and operational assistance throughout the project's operational phase.

“It is a pleasure for Telespazio Germany to provide our spacecraft operations expertise to a company like constellr, helping them unveil critical data regarding carbon and water cycles, early vegetation stress indicators, and infrastructural heat patterns. Our mission is to empower organisations to safely and effectively manage their satellite missions. We are proud to help constellr understand our planet better and make it more sustainable, liveable and safer, and I am glad to share that with constellr.”

Sigmar Keller, Chief Executive Officer at Telespazio Germany.

With sustainability as a core focus, this partnership highlights the pivotal role of space enterprises in leveraging cutting-edge technology for environmental insight. Additionally, it exemplifies how a company like Telespazio can provide invaluable support to emerging constellations through its spacecraft operations expertise, solidifying its position as a key player in advancing space exploration and sustainability efforts.

“We’re delighted be able to rely on the expert ground segment and software services of Telespazio Germany as we step into the operational phase of our mission. Not only does this partnership serve as a strong validation for our technology, providing a robust basis for scaling our operations and ensuring the delivery of the highest quality LST data to our customers, it also demonstrates a mutual commitment to the benefit of space for our planet."

Dr. Max Gulde, Chief Executive Officer at constellr.

Other News & Stories

11.03.2024
The English edition of "Space In our Hands" presented by Telespazio and the Bocconi SEE Lab

The English edition of Space In our Hands, published by Mimesis International, was presented in Milan on 7 March. The book, already available in Italian in a version published by Hoepli, is the result of a project of Telespazio and of the SEE Lab (the Space Economy Evolution Lab of the SDA School of Management) and is dedicated to sustainability, an increasingly hot topic both on Earth and in space.

07.03.2024
Telespazio Germany and constellr: A cooperation to improve our planet’s health

Telespazio Germany and constellr have signed an agreement for the provision of Telespazio’s ground segment software solution, EASE-Rise, to operate constellr’s first satellite. The upcoming launch, scheduled for later this year, aims to provide global land surface temperature (LST) imagery, contributing to the fight against climate change.

27.02.2024
Telespazio is taking part in “Drones and advanced air mobility: flying into the future, between challenges and opportunities”

Next Wednesday, 28 February, Telespazio will be among the participants in the meeting “Drones and advanced air mobility: flying into the future, between challenges and opportunities”, organised by the Drones and Advanced Air Mobility Observatory of the Politecnico di Milano, which Telespazio has been a partner of since 2021.

15.02.2024
The ASI AGILE satellite has re-entered the atmosphere, after being managed in orbit for 17 years by Telespazio

After 17 years of activity, AGILE (Astrorivelatore Gamma a Immagini LEggero, Light Imager for Gamma-ray Astrophysics), the scientific satellite of the Italian Space Agency (ASI), has re-entered the atmosphere. The “passivation” of the satellite, as required by international standards, was correctly carried out on 18 January by the Telespazio technicians in the Fucino Space Centre.

11.03.2024
The English edition of "Space In our Hands" presented by Telespazio and the Bocconi SEE Lab

The English edition of Space In our Hands, published by Mimesis International, was presented in Milan on 7 March. The book, already available in Italian in a version published by Hoepli, is the result of a project of Telespazio and of the SEE Lab (the Space Economy Evolution Lab of the SDA School of Management) and is dedicated to sustainability, an increasingly hot topic both on Earth and in space.

07.03.2024
Telespazio Germany and constellr: A cooperation to improve our planet’s health

Telespazio Germany and constellr have signed an agreement for the provision of Telespazio’s ground segment software solution, EASE-Rise, to operate constellr’s first satellite. The upcoming launch, scheduled for later this year, aims to provide global land surface temperature (LST) imagery, contributing to the fight against climate change.

27.02.2024
Telespazio is taking part in “Drones and advanced air mobility: flying into the future, between challenges and opportunities”

Next Wednesday, 28 February, Telespazio will be among the participants in the meeting “Drones and advanced air mobility: flying into the future, between challenges and opportunities”, organised by the Drones and Advanced Air Mobility Observatory of the Politecnico di Milano, which Telespazio has been a partner of since 2021.

15.02.2024
The ASI AGILE satellite has re-entered the atmosphere, after being managed in orbit for 17 years by Telespazio

After 17 years of activity, AGILE (Astrorivelatore Gamma a Immagini LEggero, Light Imager for Gamma-ray Astrophysics), the scientific satellite of the Italian Space Agency (ASI), has re-entered the atmosphere. The “passivation” of the satellite, as required by international standards, was correctly carried out on 18 January by the Telespazio technicians in the Fucino Space Centre.