Pixxel’s Awais Ahmed talks about dual use of superglasses, at CTV Sessions: Space • TechCrunch

Orbital imaging is gaining popularity in the industry and defense industries, but looking beyond the visible spectrum has yet to break into the mainstream. Pixxel is ready to change that with superlative imaging satellites, and co-founder Awais Ahmed will join us at Top Contributor Session: Space in Los Angeles on December 6 to tell us why this technology matters.

Supermicroscopic images include wavelengths far beyond what humans and traditional cameras can see, allowing the satellite to detect things like polluting gases, soil hydration levels or desired concentrations of minerals. would like. Pixxel’s approach is state-of-the-art and adaptable, with a new image stack that can slice a wider spectrum of spectrum into extremely thin slices, allowing for very specific detection that would normally be done by a single machine. spectrum or scientific task.

Pixxel has raised US$25 million earlier this year a coup d’etat for the young founders, Ahmed and Kshitij Khandelwal, BITS Pilani graduate colleagues in Rajasthan, India. Both have set the goal of altering orbital imaging and are now in a pivotal position as many industries, militaries and climate monitoring agencies see the benefits of supergiant imaging data.

Ahmed told TechCrunch recently that the new push for ESG, as well as a major new round of federal funding for climate solutions, is reinforcing existing stakeholder interest in the field. , from climate activists to oil and gas companies. And of course the strategic importance of this kind of data can be easily seen, which is why Ahmed is joining us to discuss the burgeoning dual-use sector where companies Startups like Pixxel have double the opportunity – but also double the responsibility.

Top Contributor Session: Space takes place on December 6 in Los Angeles. Buy your card todayand then join us to see and learn about the latest space technology from the best minds in the industry, network for opportunities and build a stronger startup to thrive. to become stars.

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