Intuition-1 Satellite

Satellite Intuition-1
Spacecraft type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status Operational (LinkedIn post as of 2023-12-12)
Launched 2023-11-11
NORAD ID 58565
Deployer ?
Launcher Falcon 9 (Transporter-9) (D-Orbit ION)
Deployment Deployed from D-Orbit ION on 2023-11-24
Organization KP Labs
Institution Company
Entity type Commercial
Headquarters Poland
Manufacturer AIVT by AAC Clyde Space
Costs $1,200,000 for design, manufacturing, launch and early operations. $650,000 is for the platform.
Single platform: $650,000

Demonstrate an advanced hyperspectral imager and novel on-board processor.


Observe the Earth using a satellite equipped with a hyperspectral instrument and advanced data processing on board using deep convolutional neural networks. Camera with spectral resolution in the range of visible and near-infrared light. By dividing this band into 150 channels, it will be possible to obtain much more information as compared to the existing instruments on the market which offer only 40 channels. The first satellite with processing capability to segment hyperspectral images in orbit.

Intuition-1’s hyperspectral camera captures and segments light across a broad spectrum, enabling the identification of a number of soil health indicators such as potassium oxide, phosphorus pentoxide, magnesium and pH level.

Computational muscle is provided by an orbit-resilient data processing unit which, by pre-processing and filtering the images, is expected to reduce the volume of data transferred daily to ground from around 100 GB to just 300 MB.

The majority of the AI models for Intuition-1 were developed within the ESA FutureEO-funded Genesis activity.


Intuition-1 is reporting nominal telemetry across the board. After successfully deploying UHF antennas and solar arrays, the operations team is currently engaged in the precise activation of subsystems as we progress toward the satellite's full operational state.

Successfully activated the Leopard Data Processing Unit (DPU), marking a significant development in our satellite's functionality. This unit, with its capability for high-speed processing up to 7.6 Gb/s and a substantial storage capacity of 960 GiB, plays a critical role in processing hyperspectral images on-board through Neural Networks.

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Keywords Hyperspectral
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