Planet-Kayrros deal unlocks 3D imaging intel for energy industry

Source: press release, 25 June 2019

Kayrros will use Planet’s tools to become a reliable provider of bespoke 3D mapping via satellite
Kayrros will use Planet’s tools to become a reliable provider of bespoke 3D mapping via satellite (illustration: Kayrros/Planet)

Planet, operator of history’s largest commercial fleet of satellites, collecting daily, high resolution imagery the world over, has announced a commercial agreement to provide European energy analytics startup Kayrros with access to subscription-based Earth observation imagery and data.

Through this agreement, Kayrros will use Planet’s data to provide facility monitoring for energy traders in order to bring more transparency to their markets. The company will also utilise Planet’s tools to become a reliable provider of bespoke 3D mapping via satellite. This mapping will provide a dimensional snapshot and an evolution of commodity volumes or structural changes, allowing clients to monitor physical assets and measure volumes with unprecedented accuracy and speed.

Planet’s satellites have the ability to take targeted images of specified areas with a high revisit rate and produce high-resolution imagery that can allow for better accuracy in 3D image reconstruction.

“At Kayrros, we have brought together the biggest group of satellite imagery specialists in Europe and have been able to provide clients in the energy sector with an unprecedented level of insight and accuracy, unthinkable even a few years ago,” says Antoine Rostand, founder and CEO of Kayrros. “This partnership with Planet and their Stereo SkySat imagery allows us to build on that, particularly in the exciting area of 3D mapping.”

“We are excited to be working with Kayrros to bring their unique insights to the energy sector using Planet’s Stereo SkySat imagery,” says Matthew Wood, Planet’s director of European sales. “Their unrivaled combination of domain knowledge, market and technical expertise is a perfect complement to Planet’s daily imagery.”