Most Innovative Companies

Orbital Insight

Millions of images of Earth are being taken from space, amounting to terabytes of data per day, and Orbital Insight is one of the few companies making that information useful. More than 70 hedge funds and government agencies rely on Orbital Insight’s machine learning algorithms to discover, for example, how much oil China is stockpiling, how much corn is being grown in Illinois this season, how many cars are visiting malls around the country, and a weekly estimate of surface water reserves around the world. Orbital Insight doesn’t launch its own satellites (yet), but instead aggregates imagery from several other providers—including one competitor, Planet.
staff: 42
headquarters: Mountain View, California
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