SpyMeSat provides real-time imaging satellite awareness, on-demand access to satellite imagery archives, and the ability to request new tasking directly from a mobile device. The mobile app includes the ability to preview and purchase the most recent, highest resolution commercial satellite images of any location through an easy and affordable in-app purchase process. The entire process of preview, select, purchase and delivery of archived imagery can be completed in seconds, delivering satellite imagery for any location on demand. And with “the World’s Longest Selfie Stick” new tasking feature any mobile user can request that a satellite take their picture. Tasking status updates inform users of tasking request acceptance, imaging time, and imagery processing and delivery status.
Built on Orbit Logic's years of experience working with imaging satellites, SpyMeSat was originally targeted at consumers outside the aerospace, defense, and intelligence communities, but the solution is also finding strong interest from within those communities.
People outside the aerospace industry are interested in space and satellites, but are unaware of how they can gain access to satellite imagery. The patented and award-winning SpyMeSat app breaks new ground by not only supplying information, education and awareness about imaging satellites to a wider audience, but also enabling any smart phone user to acquire recent or even new satellite imagery.
Real-Time Imaging Satellite Awareness
SpyMeSat informs you when satellites are overhead and could be taking your picture – not when you can see the satellite, but when the satellite can see you! More technically, SpyMeSat provides imaging satellite overflight notifications for the user’s current location or location of choice. The user may configure notifications to filter by resolution, imaging phenomenology, or even by individual satellite, and the types and timing of notifications can be adjusted for preference. Details of individual predicted passes are provided, along with details about the satellite, including manufacturer, operator, launch date, capabilities, and mission. Real-time data is provided during overflights, including satellite location and real-time, range-based imaging resolution. Overflight notifications even work when not connected to a data network, since all imaging passes are computed on the mobile device itself.
In SpyMeSat the user sets their position via location services or dropping a pin. The app has settings to hide or show specific satellites and to enable or disable notifications and alerts.
On-Demand Access to Satellite Imagery Archives
SpyMeSat users have on-demand access to the most recent and highest resolution commercial satellite imagery available. Images are provided through agreements with DigitalGlobe, Planet, and KOMPSAT. Prices range from $10 to $800 depending on image size, resolution, and age. Preview a low-resolution version of the image to ensure quality, and order the image with the touch of a button for immediate download. Images purchased are delivered to the app in JPEG format and may be supplemented by an emailed link to download in GeoTIFF format. Once an image is downloaded to SpyMeSat, the image may be sent as email attachments or posted on popular social media sites. Users are advised to adhere to licensing restrictions posted within the app.
New Tasking with "The World's Longest Selfie Stick"
With SpyMeSat’s New Tasking feature, SpyMeSat users can request an imaging satellite take a new picture of any location on Earth. SpyMeSat presents the user with several satellites varying in capability, responsiveness, and price that allow the user to review options and select the best satellite for their needs. New satellites are being added to SpyMeSat on a regular basis, making SpyMeSat a marketplace for new tasking! The process for requesting new imagery collection is simple and straightforward with SpyMeSat. No more waiting for feasibility studies and quotes from the satellite operators . . . all pricing and terms and product options are transparent and consistent for all customers. The SpyMeSat tasking process also provides regular status updates from the satellite operator, including a notification of planned imaging time several hours before each imaging attempt . . . enabling the customer to get his or her group outside at the exact second of imaging for a “space-selfie”!
Custom Solutions – Your Archive, Your Satellites, Your Branding
Orbit Logic’s SpyMeSat mobile app and server architecture can be deployed as a custom, white-labeled solution for the private tasking of any constellation of satellites and connected to any imagery archive(s) for any program. Customization is more configuration than development, so the timeline for deploying a licensed, SpyMeSat-based mobile app solution for your program is quick, cost-effective, and low risk.
U.S. Patents 9344994, 9779301, 10853410, 10817561, and 11113330