Near Space Labs is a New York based, cutting-edge Earth imagery and geospatial data company on a mission to provide universal access to high-quality information about our rapidly changing planet.
With the largest zero-emissions balloon fleet in the stratosphere, they provide timely, wide-scale, and ultra high-resolution imagery to revolutionize the way businesses, communities, municipalities, and researchers gather data that can help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, such as urbanization and climate change.
How Near Space Labs Works
Through an API, Near Space Labs gives immediate access to the most reliable and high-quality geospatial imagery available, spanning the entire continental US, across large metropolitan, suburban, and rural locations.
Every day, they fly their autonomous, zero-emission, high-altitude robots called Swiftys, capturing 400-1,000 sq km per flight. They automatically process and upload this imagery so it can be accessed as little as 48 hours after it was captured, empowering users to identify and track changes as they happen.
Near Space Labs launched their first commercial flights in Austin, Texas in 2019. Since then, they’ve achieved 10 cm imagery, launched an imagery grant program, and expanded their industry offerings with refresh rates every 90 days.
Updated imagery of this kind provides support to:
Conservation groups: Track change around deforestation, easement properties, crop yields, and wildlife management.
Insurance carriers: Identify and mitigate risk to prevent future losses, assess communities pre- and post-catastrophe, and accelerate and validate claims.
Real estate companies: Observe construction sites, gain competitive intelligence, optimize pricing, and secure deals.
Government entities: Monitor critical infrastructure, improve city planning, and track major projects.
Machine Learning & AI
Mobility & Transportation
Remote Access & Site Monitoring
Near Space Labs enables companies to meet their environmental, social, and governance goals by carrying out operations with a zero-emission stratospheric balloon fleet, making them unequivocally better for the environment than obtaining imagery with airplanes, and satellites.