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Building the world’s most advanced machine learning platform for Earth-observing satellite data and geospatial information.

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Brendan Richardson

Co-Founder & CEO at Astraea

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Employees 6–20
Headquarters Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Over 200 petabytes of unique Earth Observing (EO) data have been gathered since the first Landsat satellite was launched in 1972 with 50 terabytes of new data added daily. Embedded in this data are answers to some of the world's most intractable problems, as well as new insights into how the complexity and interdependency of natural and human systems work. At the nexus of machine learning, big data computing, and EO satellites, Astraea is a software company developing cutting-edge technology to solve complex planetary problems. Due to the reduced cost of satellite technology and the availability of new sensor technologies, there is an explosion of EO data waiting to be leveraged. Astraea is empowering corporations, organizations, and individuals to easily access, analyze, and extract actionable insights about our planet.

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