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UK tech partnership to launch world-first service letting farmers see through clouds
A world-first cloud-free imagery service that could revolutionise the way satellites are used in precision agriculture has today been announced by UK technology companies Origin Digital and Aspia Space.
The new ‘ClearSky’ service, launching imminently in the UK, feeds radar data into a deep neural network to derive the view of a field that a satellite would see if there were no clouds blocking its camera.
This innovation means that farmers using ClearSky are guaranteed to receive an image every 6 days showing them how their crop is developing, whatever the weather. This is in contrast to traditional, weather-dependent imagery which can often have gaps of several weeks between cloud-free views.
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