In the modern world, Earth observations are of great importance both to humanity and to the planet itself. At Dragonfly Aerospace, we consider these issues to be paramount. We have developed our range of high-performance satellite imagers to focus on these topics. We want to help other innovative projects explore and improve our Earth. That is why we are announcing a competition today!

 “Keeping a constant eye on the Earth in high resolution and in multiple bands of the electromagnetic spectrum enables unprecedented business intelligence. Monitoring the health of our planet supports global food security and a healthy environment, improving the lives of people around the world. With this goal in mind, we are ready to assist projects that work to gather information for the benefit of the Earth and that, like us, see  Earth observation as an integral part of a healthy planet and a promising and sustainable future.”

Bryan Dean, CEO, and Co-founder of Dragonfly Aerospace. 

One of the key elements in establishing an Earth observation system is the imaging payload. Dragonfly is prepared to offer one of our compact high-resolution Caiman imagers for your upcoming satellite mission which aims to monitor and protect our shared global natural resources.

We would love to find out more about your project and the winner of the competition will be the entry that we believe will discover the best new insights into the health of the planet and bring the most benefit to the Earth and humanity.


Conditions of the competition

The Dragonfly Aerospace Award Program will be held from June 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021.

The contest is open to non-profit, non-commercial organizations, including university programs and commercial start-ups. The winning team needs to have an existing funded mission that will launch before December 31, 2022.

In order to take part, a team representative must submit an application to [email protected], providing the following information:

  1. First/Last Name
  2. Contact info
  3. Organization
  4. Mission status: date of launch, launch confirmation (e.g. Letter of intent, Memorandum of understanding etc.)
  5. Mission description
  6. Existing/potential Partners
  7. Where the obtained data is planned to be used
  8. What are the unique insights that your project will gather into the health of the planet and bring the most benefit to the Earth and humanity?
  9. Where did you find out about the Dragonfly Aerospace Award?


Fill in the online form.

If sufficient information is provided the applicant will receive an email confirming their eligibility to participate in the Award Рrogram.


The Award jury will consist of the experienced representatives of Dragonfly Aerospace:

  • Bryan Dean, CEO, and Co-founder,
  • Eugene Yakovlev, Chief Business Officer
  • Janine Nicolson, Head of Business development
  • Rikus Cronje, Electro-Optical Systems Engineer, and Co-founder

The winner will be announced on November 30, 2021.


Detailed information on the Award program regulations can be found here.

Let’s make this world a better place together!