THEIA and its aerospace partners are building the world’s first satellite constellation designed specifically to digitize the entire earth continuously, in visible and non-visible wavelengths, with the resolution and quality necessary to fuel Decision-Grade® analytics for physical world activities and businesses, including the major physical industries that underpin nation-state economies.
The “online world” today contains about 50 billion pages of information that humans decided to put on computers and connect to the internet network… search engines can search those 50 billion pages for about 20 million words, comprising all of the words in all of the languages of the world.
But the “offline world” - the real world - contains over 2 quadrillion half-meter square “physical pages” just covering the surface of the earth. These “physical pages” have over a googol combinations of activities, elements, and processes that are happening in them and on them, continuously.
Much as internet search engines led the way for indexing and categorizing the online world for everyone’s benefit, with the TSN THEIA is leading the way to being able to search and model the real world, to help beneficially improve the outcome and efficiency of the daily physical industries and activities we all depend upon.
The first deployment of the TSN consists of 112 satellites that capture visible, non-visible, and radar remote sensing imagery and data over the whole earth at once, at ground resolutions as small as 25 centimeters. Unlike traditional tasking satellites, the TSN operates in “Total-Capture®” mode, acquiring data over the whole earth at a rate faster than the underlying activity rate of most physical industries and applications. Total-Capture® is a step-change capability that completely and permanently eliminates tasking and revisit rate paradigms.
Traditional remote sensing satellites have to wait until they come over a ground gateway to send imagery they capture to data centers. The TSN also upends this paradigm. The TSN includes a sophisticated space-backhaul-system (SBS®) which moves all data and imagery into THEIA’s data centers in under 15 seconds from the moment it is captured (under 1 second for priority). This capability enables true real-time applications to be built and scaled over the whole earth, and permanently eliminates the bottlenecks, cost and security problems inherent in ground-based gateways and terrestrial backhaul networks.
The TSN also integrates an ultra-secure machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) direct-to-endpoint communications network that covers literally every square meter of the earth. With speeds of up to 284 Mbits per second, and a massive multi-petabyte per day initial capacity, this space-based M2M/IoT network can capture data from sensors on-ground, and deliver analytic results and feedback, anywhere in the world, instantly, without regard to terrestrial network existence or availability.
The core of THEIA’s business is its Measure-Model-Modify® (M3®) feedback analytics technology. M3 feedback analytics start with a digital twin of a physical activity or business. Then, using real-time remote sensing data, THEIA analyzes the difference between the optimal digital twin model of the activity, and what is actually happening in real-time in the real world. Next, THEIA feeds back adjustments to the activity or business to drive it toward a more optimal result, in real-time. The feedback loop process then starts over again, continuously helping the activity or business become more efficient and achieve better results. When the TSN is fully deployed, THEIA will host thousands of applications on its platform for companies and governments, many of which have not yet even been conceived. By having a continuously updated real-time digital representation of nearly everything happening in the physical world on earth, THEIA will enable many real-world physical applications to scale over the whole world rapidly, without having to install sensors and terrestrial network (i.e. 5G) extensions. THEIA has already developed and proven many physical world M3 analytics for core foundational activities using aircraft over the past several decades. With the TSN, these proven applications will scale to the entire world at once, including:
With the TSN, THEIA will be able to capture every square meter of cultivated acreage in the world with high resolution hyperspectral and ground penetrating radar several times per week. THEIA will then process the entire cultivated area of the world for precision meter-resolution farm analytics for literally every farmer in the world, every week.
The TSN will see and record every natural disaster, every fire, and every significant physical emergency event in the world, as it starts and proceeds. Using real-time TSN-captured non-visible remote sensing imagery and the TSN’s ground penetrating radar, THEIA will be able to supply real-time information to first responders for most emergencies in the world, helping save lives.
The TSN will enable daily and hourly analysis of nearly every element of major infrastructure in the world (pipelines, rail ways, roads, bridges, major factories, etc.), leading to reduced maintenance costs and increased capacity to serve citizens and economies. When the TSN is fully deployed, THEIA will perform daily analysis for anomalies and problems for all major infrastructure in the world , regardless of whether the owner/operator is a customer of THEIA.
The TSN will enable re-balancing the information asymmetry inherent in managing the risk of physical world activities, will help reduce compliance costs and liability risks, and will eliminate many forms of insurance fraud in the physical world.
The TSN will provide gapless real-time video-like imagery of national borders and exclusive economic zones (EEZ), with automatic detection of anomalous conditions such as smuggling activity and illegal fishing. TSN enables providing this capability not just for a few focus areas, but for literally every meter of border and EEZ for every country in the world.
The TSN will enable THEIA to produce daily updated detail maps for the entire world, with minute-by-minute annotations for traffic, construction, weather, and other physical world events that affect movement of people and goods.
The TSN will dramatically reduce the time to survey and document properties, reviving dead capital rapidly, driving trillions of dollars to enter the economies of the world, and simultaneously producing billions in new tax dollars to help government budgets world-wide.
The TSN will enable immense increases in certainty for exploration success for oil, gas, water and minerals, enabling countries to take back control of the exploration and development of resources for the benefit of its citizens rather than distant shareholders of multi-national corporations.