Aether provides high resolution aerial images from our smart balloon platforms. Aether's images are 1/100th the cost of typical satellite images, can be up to 10x the resolution, and can be refreshed daily, weekly, monthly as needed.
10cm resolution full color balloon imagery, 2014.
Aether provides a full imaging and mapping solution for full color aerial images with a resolution from 5cm to 500cm. By comparison, the highest resolution commercial mapping satellite in orbit today provides color images at a resolution of 165cm. A single Aether balloon can capture and deliver up to 50,000 km2 per day at 50cm resolution in full color.
Aether balloons can be deployed and tasked with collecting imagery or other sensor data on an as-needed basis at pre-defined times over specific locations. Applicaitons include high temporal and spatial resolution mapping, up-to-date commodities information, natural disaster relief, crop management, city and construction planning, and many more.
50cm full-color resolution from an Aether balloon tasked with collecting images above Lansing Michigan.
15cm full-color resolution from an Aether balloon tasked with collecting images over Detroit. July 4th, 2014.
Wide angle view from an Aether balloon at 105,000ft altitude. Austin Texas, 2009.
Wide angle view from an Aether balloon, Chicago city lights (right) at sunrise from 104,000ft.