Two Polish-made observation satellites were part of a group of seven launched into orbit on Wednesday by the US Virgin Orbit company's LauncherOne rocket.
The first to be launched on the Virgin Orbit and SpaceX Falcon 9 will be focused on helping the American agriculture market by processing data in space, something which the co-founder and CEO Grzegorz Zwoliński called a “complete innovation on the satellite market.”
The satellite will help map the planet’s surface and take images of one of its moons.
Wroclaw based startup SatRevolution plans to launch over 1,000 Earth observation nanosatellites. The project has drawn the interest of British billionaire and owner of the Virgin empire Richard Branson, the Rzeczpospolita daily reported on Friday.
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