The Next Generation of Satellite Imaging

June 24, 2020 | Research Report

With the emergence of smallsats and significant improvements in computer vision, satellite imaging has begun to serve powerful use cases that hint at its enormous future potential. In this report, we’ll discuss the factors that have led to the advances in satellite imaging we’re seeing today, the many use cases where the technology has found success, and what new capabilities and use cases to expect in the future.


  • Government & Non-Profit
  • Industrials
  • Oil and Gas
  • Utilities

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction to satellite imaging and underlying technologies
  • Current applications of satellite imaging
  • Future applications of satellite imaging
  • Client recommendations and conclusions
  • Key Takeaways

Lead Analyst

Senior Research Associate


Katrina Westerhof

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