Welcome to Dragonfly Aerospace. This is the latest chapter in a proud history of South African space engineering and space missions. Our team has a strong experience and heritage dating back to the first earth observation satellite missions starting in the 1980’s through to our most recent satellite launch in 2018 and imager launch in 2020. Members of our team have worked on every microsatellite space mission since South Africa entered the space race.
We create imager products that can be used in a modern CubeSat or microsatellite platforms to create compact high performance satellite solutions.
We manufacture satellite buses to deliver electro-optical and SAR payloads. Which can provide high-quality wide-spectrum Earth observation for a wide range of scientific, civil and commercial needs.
The dragonfly has excellent vision, agility and stability, the same as our high-resolution imaging satellites. The eyes of the dragonfly are one of the best in the animal kingdom. Some have over 30 colour receptors like our hyperspectral imagers.
A compound eye is good analogy for our large constellations of imaging satellites with numerous objectives imaging simultaneously to create a complete picture. A dragonfly’s eyes provide a 360-degree field of vision just as our satellite constellations provide a 360-degree view of the Earth.
Cape Town, South Africa — 23 May 2023 — Dragonfly Aerospace, a commercial leader in cutting-edge satellite imaging technology, is delighted to announce the release of the first images captured by its revolutionary satellite, EOS SAT-1. This milestone marks a significant achievement for Dragonfly Aerospace and EOS Data Analytics (EOS DA), a global provider of […]
EOS SAT-1, the first imaging satellite to be built by Dragonfly Aerospace, was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, as part of the Transporter-6 mission. The satellite is the first of a seven-satellite constellation in low Earth orbit for customer EOSDA (EOS Data Analytics). The remaining six satellites of the constellation will be deployed over the […]
Dragonfly Aerospace’s GNC Software Engineers, Petro Zheliabov and Erik Lapkhanov, wrote a full research article discussing the “DEVELOPMENT OF THE METHODOLOGICAL APPROACHES FOR THE ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM OF THE EARTH REMOTE SENSING SATELLITE IN THE CONDITIONS OF THE ONBOARD EQUIPMENT PARTIAL FAILURES”. Our company strives to support the team in their scientific endeavors. We are […]