Dragonfly and Addvalue sign satellite MoU

Addvalue Innovation has entered into an MoU with South African based Dragonfly Aerospace, a space engineering cum space mission company, for a joint marketing collaboration in cross promoting Dragonfly’s imaging payloads and satellites.

Dragonfly Aerospace has a vision to create compact high-performance imaging satellites and payloads that are designed for large imaging constellations that provide persistent views of the Earth. Image:  Dragonfly


Dragonfly, fortified with relevant strong experience and heritage in the space arena, started its business first with earth observation satellite missions in 1980s before progressing to satellite launch in 2018 and subsequently to imager launch in 2020. It aims to ride on the Business Collaboration to tackle two high priority challenges of earth observation, namely, the quality of the images and the latency of imaging between LEO satellites and satellite operators.


Bryan Dean, CEO Dragonfly, said: “Dragonfly and Addvalue will primarily focus on companies from the earth observation industries to access data of high quality and precision for agricultural and environmental analysis. Dragonfly intends to continuously drive innovation through our earth observation solutions with the goal to provide our clients with daily access to high quality imageries of anywhere in the world”.


“The MOU with Addvalue is an important milestone in the acceleration of our plans for near real-time tasking and data delivery as these are services of particular importance for our sub-metre imaging systems,” added Dean.