Orbital Micro Systems Showcases Commercial Earth Observation Successes at
UK Space Conference

Images from IOD-1 GEMS satellite display unmatched resolution; Green-light commercial expansion to serve global markets

Oxfordshire, England, September 18, 2019 – Orbital Micro Systems (OMS), a leader in advanced instrumentation for small satellite missions and analysis-ready earth data intelligence platforms, will showcase the results from its recent deployment of the MinRad passive microwave radiometer aboard the IOD-1 GEMS (Global Environmental Monitoring System) mission during the UK Space Conference. OMS will be located at stand A1 in the exposition hall of the conference, which takes place 24-26 September at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Wales in Newport, South Wales. OMS will demonstrate ways in which its satellite data are integrated and aligned with other information to provide key subscribers with analysis-ready data within 15 minutes of observation.

“OMS is building a commercial business that leverages our innovative space deployed instrument technology to deliver timely and more precise Earth Observation information to global commercial and government users,” said Michael Hurowitz, chief technology officer for OMS. “Information received from our satellites augments private and public datasets to provide a better analysis-ready data (ARD) resource for weather forecasters, logistics planners, business users, and civil authorities.”

With the success of the IOD-1 GEMS mission, OMS is now executing on its planned 48-satellite GEMS constellation. Data from the GEMS satellites will be available through the OMS International Center for Earth Data (ICED), which makes its commercial debut on 23 September.

“We anticipate that the clarity and the flexibility of the GEMS data, combined with the accessibility of the ICED platform, will serve unmet needs in aviation, insurance, agriculture, and maritime industries,” said William Hosack, OMS chief executive officer. “The UK has provided an excellent environment in which to launch our services, and we look forward to demonstrating our offerings to the national space community during this conference.”

For more information about Orbital Micro Systems, please visit www.orbitalmicro.com.