Umbra's High-Resolution SAR Imagery Now Available on SkyFi's EO Platform
Austin, TX - SkyFi, a leading provider of Earth observation (EO) data, is excited to announce its partnership with Umbra, a next-generation geospatial intelligence company, to bring synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery to its EO marketplace platform. This integration will allow customers to purchase SAR imagery directly through SkyFi’s web and mobile apps, a breakthrough in technology and user experience for the EO industry.
SkyFi's mission is to easify access to Earth observation data through its web and mobile apps, providing a seamless user experience and transparent pricing. Since launching globally in January, 2023, SkyFi apps have had more than 76,000 user sessions, created over 11,000 user accounts, and been engaged by customers in 185 countries. SkyFi is focused on building a streamlined end-to-end EO marketplace, complete with an integrated insights platform and storage solution, that serves customers from inquiry to answer.
“We are thrilled to partner with Umbra and expand SkyFi's virtual satellite constellation to include SAR imagery, which will provide our customers with even more valuable data to solve complex challenges. Our focus on a seamless user experience and transparent pricing, coupled with Umbra's high-quality and affordable SAR data, will allow us to continue to serve as the go-to platform for anyone in need of Earth observation data,” said SkyFi CEO and Co-Founder, Luke Fischer.
The partnership with Umbra will further expand SkyFi's virtual satellite constellation and increase its sensor offerings to include SAR for the first time, with 16 km² scene sizes and multiple levels of resolution. Critical to the integration is both companies’ focus on quick order to delivery cycles, a key component of customer satisfaction and accessibility to actionable EO intelligence.
Umbra, based in Santa Barbara, CA, with an office in Austin, TX, is a rapidly growing SAR satellite operator. Umbra’s constellation of next-generation microsatellites will generate high-resolution images day and night, regardless of weather conditions, and provide high-quality, affordable data to help solve the complex business and security challenges of today and the future.
Joe Morrison, VP of Product Experience at Umbra, has been pushing to break down traditional Earth observation barriers to make the data more accessible for small businesses and individuals. He outlines how SAR + transparent pricing is going to change the world in his newest piece How to Change an Industry.
This partnership will further SkyFi’s goal of providing its customers with the best possible data from a variety of sensor types and for a multitude of use cases, allowing users to unlock insights that were previously inaccessible to most individuals and businesses. SkyFi's simple and intuitive user interface, transparent pricing, and focus on the customer makes it the go-to platform for anyone in need of Earth observation data, which now boasts all-weather imaging capability thanks to Umbra’s SAR satellite constellation.