Arlula Elevates Its Earth Observation Ambitions With Significant Funding From Australian Government For Satellite Data Project

Arlula has received significant grant funding to fuel its ambitious Automated Satellite Imaging Programmes project. The goal of the project is centred around creating new standards of interoperability to help enhance the usage of satellite imagery usability across industries and increase the consumption of earth observation (EO) data globally. 

This funding is being provided by the Australian Government through the Australian Space Agency, under the Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement program. It comes as a significant milestone for Arlula. The startup plans to leverage this support to propel its mission of revolutionising the way data is managed, processed, and ultimately utilised from space.

Sebastian Chaoui, co-founder and CEO of Arlula, expressed excitement and gratitude for the government’s investment. “Receiving this substantial funding is a game-changer for us. It not only validates the importance of our vision but also provides the resources needed to turn that vision into reality. We are eager to showcase Australia’s capabilities in space technology and contribute to the global landscape of innovative data solutions.”

The financial support will primarily be allocated to the development of creating interoperability of satellite imagery datasets from different EO programmes such that they may be used interchangeably in scientific and commercial applications, as well as enhance machine learning and AI data processing capabilities. This technological leap is expected to position Arlula as a key player in the space industry, with applications ranging from environmental monitoring to disaster response and beyond.

Arlula plans to expand its team, and foster collaboration with experts in satellite technology, data science, and bring together a diverse set of skills to tackle complex challenges.

“The entire Arlula team is grateful for the continued support we’ve received from the Australian Government. We’re excited to keep contributing to Australia’s growing reputation in space technology, so this funding allows us to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the field of satellite imagery data, ” Arran Salerno, Arlula’s co-founder and COO adds.