Are we now seeing the democratisation of satellite imagery? Undoubtedly there are many positives about expanding the ability of private enterprises to survey our planet but there are concerns over surveillance and privacy.
"The company's fleet of 140 satellites beams back 1.2 million images a day. That is so much data that customers are turning to artificial intelligence to make sense of it. That technology is in its infancy, which means this could be the beginning of a new age of insights about the Earth. One day, there could be enough satellites in orbit to provide total persistent overhead coverage — an-on demand photo of any spot on the earth at any time, weather permitting."