Land Surface Temperature Monitoring

for the 21st Century

See how our technology is going to revolutionize the temperature monitoring market

Supported by Fraunhofer EMI DLR

Vision

We will monitor the temperature of our planet in high spatial resolution. Every day.

High Spatial Resolution

Our advanced optical system can resolve details with a spatial resolution better than 100 m.

Short revisit time

Our cooperative CubeSat constellation will allow sub-daily global revisit times.

High Temperature Accuracy

Our sophisticated sensor system will deliver land surface temperature with better than 2 K radiometric accuracy.

Technology

We will offer analytics-ready level-2 georeferenced land surface temperature data directly searchable and accessible via our intuitive data explorer and API.

Satellite image
Generating heat map
Low water stress
High water stress

The opportunity

Today, visual and RADAR imagery is the dominant information source in Earth observation (EO). Both EO-technologies underwent a massive market growth in the past years, based on technological developments: we can routinely get a high-resolution image of our whole planet within 24 h in both spectral regimes.

Lately, there is an emerging interest in the thermal infrared to obtain our planet’s surface temperature. But here, we are stuck with decade-old technology. Currently, we always have to compromise between spatial resolution and revisit time. This is putting a massive constraint on the market.

Spectral analysis
Current systems
4001 000 m every 12 h
ConstellR technology
70 m every 12 h

Applications

Land surface temperature (LST) data is the primary dataset for monitoring applications across different markets as well as the basis for many remote sensing products, including evapotranspiration & water stress and crop yield prediction models.

Agri-analytics
Vegetation water stress

Vegetation water stress

With ConstellR’s TIR-data, data-analysts will be able to determine actual evapotranspiration of plants.

This feature allows to identify water stress in crops days to weeks before the plant undergoes visible physiological changes.

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Water management

Water management

More than 70 % of global freshwater resources are attributed to agriculture and irrigation is the main cost driver in agriculture.

ConstellR's data can be used for efficient irrigation management applying just as much water as is optimal for plant growth.

The results can be an increase in the yield as well as an efficient use of freshwater as our most valuable resource.

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Precision yield forecast

Precision yield forecast

Cash flow fluctuations resulting from changing commodity prices are a challenge for the global economy.

With ConstellR's thermal infrared data and derived data products, crop yield predictions can be substantially improved.

Reliable forecasts help reduce fluctuations in raw material prices and protect future cash flows for businesses.

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Flash drought prediction

Flash drought prediction

Extreme weather conditions can severely impact our ability to produce sufficient food for a growing world population.

ConstellR’s data can simultaneously access top-level and root-level soil moisture content, thereby supporting in timely predicting and acting on droughts.

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Wildfire monitoring

Wildfire monitoring

Wildfires are responsible for around 10 % of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions and lead to billion-dollar economic damages and immeasurable human suffering.

ConstellR’s high spatial resolution and short revisit times support early wildfire detection and suppression.

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Disaster monitoring

Disaster monitoring

The growing world population is more vulnerable to natural disasters due to increasing densification.

ConstellR’s data products help with early-stage hazard detection of wildfires, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, droughts, and other small and large scale temperature anomalies and can actively support local authorities in preparing and conduction appropriate countermeasures.

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Urban and infrastructure monitoring

Urban and infrastructure monitoring

Urban Heat Islands are a serious threat to the health of an increasingly urban society.

ConstellR’s thermal data products can help identify respective areas as well as quantify the effectiveness of countermeasures in smart cities.

In an increasingly interconnected world, the condition and maintaining of infrastructures is of immense importance. ConstellR’s infrared technology can monitor sensitive infrastructure day and night.

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Water quality monitoring

Water quality monitoring

The surface temperature of inland water bodies is intimately connected to the evolution and spread of disease.

ConstellR’s data can be employed to model water quality and timely forecast epidemic propagation vectors.

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Meet our team

Team Photo

Our team comprises highly skilled and enthusiastic individuals who do cover the technical side of things, including earth observation, space engineering and image processing, as well as business and sales experiences.

We have picked up in-sector knowledge during our times at respective companies, including reinsurance giant MunichRe, satellite expert Airbus, two of Europe’s largest research organizations, Fraunhofer and the German Aerospace Center, and one of Germany’s top entrepreneurial hubs, the Technical University of Munich.

We combine scientific excellence, space heritage, and entrepreneurship.

Dr. Max Gulde

Max is an inexhaustible source of new ideas and loves to solve challenging problems. With his non-space origins and personal energy, he brings an out-of-the-box thinking aspect into the team and drives its technological development.

Dr. Max Gulde

CEO
Marius Bierdel

Marius brings the structural, materials, and generative design know-how into the team. He is an engineer by heart, he loves challenges, has a deeply analytical mindset and is versed in strategic management.

Marius Bierdel

CTO
Christian Williges

Christian has the project management skills needed for international spaceborne remote sensing projects such as ours. He is an experienced leader, motivator and moderator in personal and professional matters.

Christian Williges

COO
Christian Mittermaier

Chris covers ConstellR’s business administration and has experience in business management, accounting, financial planning as well as in-sector knowledge in agriculture and insurance. His open and sociable nature facilitates contacts with customers, investors, and partners.

Christian Mittermaier

CFO

We are supported by

  • Fraunhofer EMI

    The Fraunhofer Ernst-Mach Institute (EMI) is part of the Fraunhofer Society as Europe’s largest organization for applied science and has a decade long heritage in the development of space hardware and simulation tools. As its spin-off, ConstellR is supported with the extensive knowledge in developing space hardware and access to test facility for space qualification.

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  • Fraunhofer VENTURE

    Fraunhofer Venture is responsible for the spin-off and investment management of the Fraunhofer-Society. They develop successful start-ups with a bleeding edge tech background and bring innovations to the market while offering extensive support: From technology and unique company building to seed capital and partnerships. Since 2018, ConstellR is part of Venture’s world-class accelerator program AHEAD.

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  • DLR

    The Institute of Optical Sensor Systems of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has a decades long heritage in successful development of space-borne, electro-optical sensor systems for the whole spectral range (UV-VIS-IR). DLR OS supports ConstellR's activities with its deep sector specific expertise and extensive laboratory infrastructure.

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  • Unter Nehmer Tum

    UnternehmerTUM support founders extensively all the way to an IPO. A team of experienced entrepreneurs, scientists and managers accompany start-ups actively with building up their companies, market entry and financing – also via venture capital. Since 2019 ConstellR is supported by UnternehmerTUM and therefore has access to all services provided through UnternehmerTUM.

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  • Seraphim Capital

    Seraphim Capital is dedicated to financing the growth of companies operating in the space ecosystem and is backed by leading global corporates and UK government agencies in the Space sector. Having participated in the Seraphim Space Camp Mission 3, ConstellR is now part of the Seraphim network with direct access to the VC’s investor and corporate ecosystem.

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  • Copernicus accelerator

    Copernicus is the European Union's Earth Observation and Monitoring Programme. It keeps a constant eye on our planet and its environment for the ultimate benefit of all European citizens. As part of the Copernicus accelerator program and extensive network, ConstellR is supported by professional mentors with deep in-sector knowledge in the area of EO.

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