Launch time to be confirmed in the coming week

Launch information
Rocket
Spacex falcon9
Mission
Transporter-11
Location
Vandenberg Space Force Base in California
Destination
SLC-4E to SSO at altitudes of 510 and 590 km
NOT ALL HYPERSPECTRAL SATELLITES ARE THE SAME

Hyperfield-1

Hyperfield-1 sets the new standard for hyperspectral satellites with its patented imaging technology, streamlined product design, and advanced AI.

A 3D mockup of Hyperfield-1, depicting it from the side at a 3/4 angle.
PATENTED IMAGING TECHNOLOGY

One satellite,
multiple applications

Thanks to its unique imaging technology and advanced AI, the satellite can flexibly serve multiple use cases – from agri- and aquaculture to climate change mitigation, safety, and security. Accurately identifying and monitoring change for all these areas requires versatile hyperspectral data, and Hyperfield-1 can capture just that. It can flexibly adapt to different spectral ranges and bandwidths, detect changes, and focus on the anomalies that truly matter.

An example of a satellite image in a combination of bands, creating a realistic colour palette.
An example of a satellite image in just one bandwidth.
STREAMLINED PRODUCT DESIGN

Cost-efficient and
sustainable

Cutting-edge space, imaging, and AI technology packed into a shoe-box-sized satellite. Hyperfield-1 product design is streamlined to make the satellite as small and lightweight as possible without losing the scientific-grade data. By reducing the kilograms, sub-daily monitoring becomes highly economical and sustainable.

A 3D mockup of Hyperfield-1 showing its body structure.
A 3D mockup of Hyperfield-1 from the front, showing its two cameras.
ADVANCED AI

In-built AI-powered intelligence

High-quality proprietary hyperspectral data is the input, actionable intelligence is the output. In between, Kuva Space’s advanced AI does three things: (1) decides what data is worth capturing and sending down to Earth, (2) automatically spots and identifies changes and anomalies, and (3) provides use case-specific, actionable intelligence for users in 1-2 hours upon data acquisition. This intelligence spans the past, present, and future states of our planet.

An image visualising the above text content. On the left, layered images of the same spot depicting hyper spectral data from represent Kuva Space's AI deciding what data is worth sending down to Earth. In the middle, three layered images represent the AI automatically identifying changes in images. Finally at the right, an image of a chart depicting water quality measurements represents the insights into which the AI models the data captured.
A technical drawing depicting the Hyperfield-1 satellite, listing its key components and structure in the style of a vectorised scientific drawing.

Technical specifications

100 x 226 x 366 mm

TECHNICAL SPECS
Name
Hyperfield-1A
Class
6UXL CubeSat
Mass
12 kg
Dimensions
100 x 226 x 336 mm
Attitude
3-axis stabilized
Power
15 W
Communication
S- & X-Band
Feature
onboard AI-powered data processing
Orbit
500 km sun-synchronous
Manufacturer & operator
Kuva Space
Lifetime and expected operations
5 years
Payload
Payload type
Patented 2D snapshot hyperspectral imager
Technology
In-orbit tunable Fabry-Perot interferometer
Spectral range
475 - 950 nm VNIR
Spectral Bandwidth
20-30 nm
Number of spectral bands
Tunable up to 160 bands
Spatial resolution
25 M
Swath
50 km

Mission timeline

Q3/2021

Design started

Q1/2022

Design ready

Q2/2023

Engineering model ready and tested

Q2/2024

Flight model ready and tested

Q3/2024

Satellite launch

Q3/2024

Satellite in operation

Q3/2021

Design started

Q1/2022

Design ready

Q2/2023

Engineering model ready and tested

Q2/2024

Flight model ready and tested

Q3/2024

Satellite launch

Q3/2024

Satellite in operation

Always on the
Earth’s pulse

Kuva Space is a space and intelligence company, launching the world’s most extensive hyperspectral satellite constellation to deliver near real-time intelligence from space to Earth. The company was founded in 2016 by Finnish space engineers who care deeply about two things: building state-of-the-art microsatellite technology and improving life on Earth. This founding principle remains central to Kuva Space, driving its mission to empower decision-makers with timely, reliable information to address issues such as climate change, food security, safety, and security.

KUVA SPACE EARLY ACCESS PROGRAM

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