An Oxford-based satellite analytics company has been given £50K of UK Space Agency funding to develop technology that will make it easier to monitor waste and mineral sites, reducing the risk of long-term environmental damage.
Spottitt Ltd will monitor sites using satellite imagery instead of physical visits being required.
Science minister, Amanda Solloway, said: “This investment will help UK space businesses fast-track innovative technologies with real scientific and commercial potential, supporting our aim for the UK to secure 10 percent of the global space market by 2030.
“From observing climate change from space to protecting our satellites from hazardous space debris, these technologies could expand our reach in space and improve life here on Earth.”
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