SuperVision Earth becomes first German company to join ESA InCubed+
We are pleased to be the first German company to be awarded the InCubed contract by the European Space Agency (ESA). The Activity will develop an automated satellite-based system that combines AI and Satellite Monitoring for pristine routine pipeline monitoring.
ESA’s InCubed programme, together with TSOs; Entega AG and Terranets, will support the development of the SuperVision Space application. The SuperVision Space application is an automated satellite-based monitoring solution for routine pipeline monitoring. SuperVision’s SVS application effectively allows its constituents to achieve regular monitoring activities with low costs, more frequency and greater flexibility.
Jan Kolmas, SuperVision Earth’s COO and co-founder said: ‘’We are honoured to be the first German company to sign a contract with ESA’s InCubed programme. This activity is essential to SuperVision Earth’s mission of making gas infrastructure more secure, with a positive impact on the reduction of CO2 emissions, increased competitiveness of the European EO and AI sectors, and generation of high-tech jobs in Europe.’’
SuperVision Earth’s consortium partners are testing and validating the solution for its future usage on their pipeline grids. The official kick-off of the activity took place on 23 March 2021.
ESA Technical Officer for this activity, Stefano Ferretti added: ‘’SuperVision Space is a novel solution to a costly problem affecting companies responsible for gas and energy pipelines. InCubed would like to thank the German delegation for backing this activity which aims to offer societal and environmental benefits such as improving security of gas infrastructures and reducing CO2 emissions. We look forward to supporting SuperVision Earth and its project partners with the development of this product.’’
More information on SVS can be found here.
Automated satellite-based system for pipeline monitoring is carried out under InCubed, a programme of and funded by ESA, the European Space Agency.