SATLANTIS LLC (SATLANTIS) and Agriculture Intelligence, Inc (AgIntel) announced a collaborative initiative with leading industry experts to combine agriculture intelligence and high resolution satellite monitoring with hopes to enhance current crop evaluation techniques for growers significantly. In late May, SATLANTIS successfully launched a satellite from the Cape Canaveral Force Station on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
“To see two of Florida’s major industries, aerospace and agriculture, partner to advance the scientific technology for the benefit of our growers, many of whom are struggling to make their bottom line, is significant and exciting,” says Karl LaPan, Director of UF Innovate | Accelerate. Both SATLANTIS and Agriculture Intelligence are resident clients at UF Innovate | Accelerate at The Hub, one of the University of Florida’s business incubators.
SATLANTIS designs and manufactures very high-resolution earth observation payloads for small satellites, whereas Agriculture Intelligence produces computer vision and artificial intelligence cloud software that provides inventory, health, and nutrient values for specialty crops.
“This collaboration demonstrates the multidisciplinary excellence between UF research institutes,” said Dr. John Byatt, associate director of UF Innovate | Tech Licensing. “Who would have imagined an astrophysicist and an agriculture leader working together to boost economic development for the state of Florida? But that is exactly what they are doing.”Learn more about Leaders in Agriculture and Aerospace Partner To Create Rapid Crop Evaluation for Farmers