Wyvern‘s Dragonette-001 satellite, also known as EPICHyper-1, was recently launched on April 14th, 2023, as one of the smallsat payloads on the SpaceX Transporter 7 mission, a dedicated, rideshare flight that carried dozens of smallsats to orbit for commercial and government customers.
Wyvern’s vision is to gather actionable intelligence from space anywhere in the solar system to enable a sustainable future for humanity. The company plans to achieve this vision by creating a constellation of satellites that provide valuable data and insights for a wide range of industries.
The 6U satellite, built by AAC Clyde Space, represents a significant milestone for Wyvern, as it provides the company with exclusive access to much-needed hyperspectral EO data under a Space Data as a Service (SDaaS) deal.
Dragonette-001 is a hyperspectral satellite that will provide valuable data for agriculture, environmental monitoring and a variety of other industries. Hyperspectral imaging captures information from a wide range of the electromagnetic spectrum and breaks it up into fine slices, allowing for enhanced, spectral detail.
Dragonette-001 can capture data from 23 bands at a 5.3-meter pixel resolution, which enables the detection of subtle differences in the spectral signature of various materials. This ability to see finer details within the electromagnetic spectrum will allow Wyvern’s customers to identify and classify objects on the ground.
This launch is one of the three 6U satellites that Wyvern has planned for launch in 2023. The company partnered with AAC Clyde Space on this project that represents a significant milestone for both companies. Wyvern looks forward to continuing this partnership to deliver innovative solutions to customers.
Wyvern is a Canadian-based geospatial data provider that was founded in 2018 by four University of Alberta graduates (Chris Robson ‘16 BSc, ‘18 MSc, Kurtis Broda ‘15 BSc, ‘17 MSc, Kristen Cote ‘16 BSc, Callie Lissinna ‘21 BSc). Passionate about space, satellites, and science, the young students saw the potential hyperspectral imaging has to change the way the Earth is viewed and started this company to provide customers with finely detailed imagery.