Pixxel is a space data company building a constellation of the world’s highest-resolution hyperspectral earth imaging satellites and the analytical tools to mine insights from the data.
Pixxel's mission is to build a health monitor for the planet through a constellation of cutting edge hyperspectral small satellites.
Pixxel was founded in 2018 by Awais Ahmed and Kshitij Khandelwal. The company is headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, with an office in El Segundo, CA.
Pixxel's hyperspectral imaging satellites are uniquely designed to beam down data in hundreds of wavelengths to detect problems that are invisible to today's satellites. The platform will provide up to 10x more information compared to today’s multispectral satellites in space and increase the spectral resolution available by 50x.
Pixxel's hyperspectral imagery is more frequent, consistent and of higher quality, providing up-to-date information relevant to climate monitoring, crop yield prediction, urban planning, and disaster response. Using the images gathered by Pixxel's satellites and utilizing its own cutting-edge AI platform & API.
Pixxel has worked with notable organizations such as the Indian Space Research Organization, NASA JPL, and SpaceX amongst other space stalwarts. Pixxel announced a 5-year contract with the NRO Commercial Systems Program Office (CSPO) for the Strategic Commercial Enhancements for Commercial Hyperspectral Capabilities program.
Pixxel is backed by Google, Radical Ventures, Blume Ventures, Lightspeed, Techstars, Seraphim Space Investment Trust Plc, Omnivore VC, growX ventures, Sparta LLC, Athera, and others. The company raised $36M in a Series B round on Jun 01, 2023. This brings Pixxel's total funding to $69M to date.