Ray20

Active Project

Maturing computer vision and connectivity solutions within swarm networks for autonomous Earth Observation and GIS

Ray20

4+

Million Square Kilometers

With Ray20, we have the potential to add an enormous amount of high definition imagery per day, particularly across North America and Europe

100+

Revisits

Each day with Ray20 we can revisit key, high demand regions of North America and Europe

$9.84

Billion

The Geospatial Information System (GIS) market in 2017 - and it’s growing rapidly

"Aircraft offer an amazing opportunity to expand the multi-layer architecture of Airbus’ geospatial platforms (space, aerial and terrestrial), ensuring our leading imagery and data services platforms and applications deliver the next generation of analytics and insights."

Ben Wilson

Project Executive, Ray20

Ray20 is driving the maturation of computer vision and connectivity solutions within swarm networks for autonomous Earth Observation missions and Geospatial Information Systems to improve operations

Ray20 is building scalable, certifiable and autonomous remote sensing systems over Europe and North America using Airbus’ Aircraft as a Sensing System (AaaSS). With these systems in place, Ray20 will be able to provide Airbus customers in a wide range of industries with high quality, high cadence images and analytics of Earth to manage, support, analyze and improve their operations.

Our team of experts is driving the maturation of computer vision and connectivity solutions and other core technologies for autonomous Earth Observation missions and Geospatial Information Systems; we are creating unrivalled standards for Earth Observation spatial and temporal cadence at the lowest cost on the market with a data-driven process that leverages aircraft to analyze the environment they cover. Geospatial Information Systems are transforming our understanding of the world and our team is at the heart of this revolution.

Leveraging aircraft to analyze the environment they cover

We are creating unrivalled standards for Earth Observation spatial and temporal cadence.

  • Responding to customer requirements
  • Capturing key GIS data at unrivaled revisit rates
  • Commoditizing Earth Observation imagery
  • Leveraging distributed, connected aircraft
  • Integrating software solutions
  • Fully automated, end to end processes

Meet Team Ray20

We're creating unrivalled standards for Earth Observation spatial and temporal cadence.

Ben Wilson

Project Executive, Ray20

Ben Wilson

Project Executive, Ray20

Ben is the Project Executive of Ray20, a project with the goal to commoditize high spatial and temporal Earth Observation imagery and analytics across North America and Europe - all at an order of magnitude cheaper than today’s market price. Capitalizing on recent advances in science and technology, Ray20 focuses on services once led by governments and institutions, but now increasingly dominated by private commercial enterprises. Previously, Ben spent 14 years within Airbus working on products and services across commercial and military aircraft, digital platforms and spacecraft, most recently serving as Chief of Staff for the Head of Space Systems. Ben holds a Masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Bristol and is a CIMA-certified Business Accountant.

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