CogniSat-6 (OpenCosntellation)

Satellite name CogniSat-6 (OpenCosntellation)
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status not launched, expected in 2024
Launcher not launched
Organisation Ubotica Technologies
Institution Company
Entity Commercial
Nation (HQ) Ireland
Nation (AIT) UK
Manufacturer AIVT by Open Cosmos
Operator Open Cosmos

The first AI centric CubeSat mission to include autonomous capabilities.


CogniSat-6 will carry the flight proven (TRL-9) CogniSat™ edge computing platform to low earth orbit and will provide reactive retargeting to optimise image gathering on specific areas of interest identified in-orbit without requiring any intervention from ground stations. This allows faster response times for satellite tip and cue operations resulting in higher value data gathering which significantly accelerates the mission return on investment (ROI).

Additionally, the mission will be used to execute a wide selection of CogniSat applications. These applications enhance the value of imagery available for analysis through smart AI-enabled compression techniques. This results in a six-fold increase in the usable data received by the ground station when compared with the transmission of uncompressed images and a two-fold increase when compared with the use of standard compression approaches.

The CogniSat-6 mission is part of the OpenConstellation project, which is a global satellite infrastructure built and managed by Open Cosmos.

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Last modified: 2023-06-09

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