The revelations come a year after Bellevue-based EarthNow raised $6.6 million in a seed investment round from those financial backers. “The purpose of the seed phase was to make absolutely sure that we could do this,” founder and CEO Russell Hannigan told GeekWire. If a follow-up Series A round comes together the way Hannigan and his team hope in the next couple of months, the venture could launch its first experimental “pathfinder” satellites by the end of 2020, setting the stage for a wave of operational satellites in 2022.by Geoffrey GriderMay 1, 2020
A satellite startup called EarthNow is laying out the details of its plan to blanket our planet with high-resolution, real-time, live-video coverage from a 500-satellite constellation in orbit, with $6.6 million in support from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and others.
When we tell you that Bill Gates is interested in world domination, you should prepare be astounded at the extent to which that statement is true. In addition to his plan to vaccinate every human being on earth and give them a digital identification from ID2020, Gates is also getting ready to roll out a ring of satellites that will completely surveil our planet from space, providing real-time video images with only a one second lag time. He help provide EarthNowwith $6.6 million dollars three years ago, and now that investment is getting ready to bear fruit.
Could it be possible that once everyone has received their COVID-19 vaccination and are tied to the ID2020 monitor called the Immunity Passport, that the satellites will then track any and all movements in endless real-time surveillance? Yes, that seems to be exactly what is going to happen. So when we tell you that Bill Gates’ plan to vaccinate and track every person on earth could very well be the early stages of the Mark of the Beast, you would do well to believe that. I cannot think of any other way to describe what we are seeing come together right now.
EarthNow fleshes out plan to deliver video that shows Earth from orbit in real time
FROM GEEK WIRE: The revelations come a year after Bellevue-based EarthNow raised $6.6 million in a seed investment round from those financial backers. “The purpose of the seed phase was to make absolutely sure that we could do this,” founder and CEO Russell Hannigan told GeekWire.
If a follow-up Series A round comes together the way Hannigan and his team hope in the next couple of months, the venture could launch its first experimental “pathfinder” satellites by the end of 2020, setting the stage for a wave of operational satellites in 2022.
Hannigan discussed EarthNow’s roadmap last week during an interview at Intellectual Ventures’ Bellevue headquarters, which currently serves as the spin-out’s base of operations. He’ll be discussing the details with other satellite industry executives this week at the SmallSat Symposium in San Jose, Calif.
Founded in 2017, EarthNow emerged stealth mode just last April. The big idea behind the venture is to provide real-time and on-demand video streams showing virtually any location on Earth, thanks to a network of nearly 500 satellites in low Earth orbit. Each roughly 200-kilogram (440-pound) satellite would be equipped with a system of four independently steerable telescopic cameras, feeding views into a patented edge processing system that could provide resolution as fine as a meter per pixel. There’d also be a wide-angle imaging system to add context.
“WE’RE GOING TO BE DELIVERING ON THE ORDER OF 20 FRAMES PER SECOND, ALL THE TIME,” HANNIGAN SAID.
Hannigan said video views of targeted locations could also be archived for time-lapse comparisons. “You’ll be able to ‘rewind the Earth,’ which will be super-powerful,” he said.
Watching the world on a mobile app
The initial customers are likely to be government defense and intelligence agencies, but other applications could include patrolling the oceans for illegal fishing, monitoring farm fields to check crop health, and watching out for natural disasters.
“To have a system that can detect a forest fire, literally the instant it starts, is going to save a lot of lives and a lot of money,” Hannigan said.
EarthNow isn’t yet sharing the details about its pricing model publicly, but Hannigan said government and commercial users might pay on the basis of minutes per month, or lease capacity on a transponder to secure guaranteed access to an always-on view. The wider public could well get in on EarthNow’s stream via a smartphone app.
“We’re going to produce some stunning views of the Earth, all the way out, all the way up,” Hannigan said. “We have so much excess capacity, we’re going to make that available in a broadcast kind of way. So you could have channels and channels and channels of stunning views. … It could be the background on your TV. The point of it is, it’s live. You’re seeing it as if you’re there.”