Iot satellite manufacturer Fleet Space Technologies has revealed GeoSphere, a first-of-its-kind system that is a passive, non-destructive technique to assess site viability for mineral and material deposits.
According to social media posts GeoSphere combines wireless Geodes, intelligent cloud processing and a constellation of low earth orbit (LEO) nanosatellites to discover critical resources up to 100 times faster than traditional methods.
Fleet Space Technologies co-founder Matt Pearson said a transition to green energy and cleaner industrial operations required more sustainable, faster and economically viable exploration practices.
Pearson said: “In GeoSphere we have created the answer by unlocking the power of global connectivity through Fleet’s network of small satellites.
“They are already in operation in tandem with revolutionary non-invasive probes that rapidly scan beneath the earth to identify sources of these critical resources.
“This removes the need for invasive drilling practices, significantly reduces cost and can speed up discoveries more than one hundred-fold.”
Fleet Space said its GeoSphere also drastically reduces the requirement for environmentally damaging elements of existing surveyance practices such as the use of explosives, noise machines and drilling.
Pearson said it would provide better access to the resources needed to make a better future.
“At this critical point for our planet, the world is rapidly transitioning to green energy and cleaner industrial operations.
“The IMF predicts that in just two decades more than $13trillion (USD) worth of the four major energy transition minerals must be mined to reach net zero ambitions.
“We are proud to enable this critical step in mining to for humanity.”
Picture: Fleet Space Technologies
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