How blockchain, NFTs, and on-demand satellites are saving Africa’s wildlife
A recent partnership sees several foundations and protocols come together to map animal habitats and battle the widespread issue of poaching.
Satellite virtualization solutions firm Exodus Orbitals Inc. has announced its partnership with the Lady Rocket Foundation to apply satellite technology and NFTs to better protect African wildlife against poaching and climate change.
Eva Blaisdell, who goes by ‘Lady Rocket,’ is a third-generation Aviation/Space investor and entrepreneur. Her Foundation recently innovated in the field of applying NFTs to explore alternative financing sources for humanitarian and space-related initiatives through the collaboration with Saving The Survivors on the Satellite Rhino NFT series.
And she’s now back to make yet another impact. “As a 3rd generation aerospace entrepreneur, I am compelled and committed to create and drive new ventures and initiatives which will transform Space into the most rewarding human endeavor yet, while also offering solutions to challenges and tragedies taking place on Earth right now,” said Lady Rocket in a statement.
NFTs and space come together
For the partnership, Exodus Orbitals’ space-on-demand satellite mission shall be launched in 2022, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) will be used to acquire and access observation activities for specific areas of concern through a partnership with space assets company Copernic Space.
Using improved satellite imagery and data, the duo stands to significantly improve the protection of the hundreds of thousands of endangered animals at risk by poaching and climate change each year.
Following the pattern of web and smartphone app markets, software applications in space will become a new area of exponential growth. “By partnering with Copernic Space and Lady Rocket Foundation we can push the space industry into the next chapter of openness and accessibility” in the words of Dennis Silin, CEO and founder of Exodus Orbitals.
Exodus Orbitals and Copernic Space have been working together on tokenizing licenses to their solution and making it available to the wider global market on the Copernic Space platform. The upcoming launch of the Web 3.0 platform will scale and streamline the commercial processes behind the space asset market and allow for related ventures to receive financial backing from the global public.
Being able to Satellite Ride Share using an #NFT??
— Copernic Space (@CopernicSpace) July 23, 2021
In the case of Exodus Orbitals and this initiative, Copernic Space will allow users to easily acquire and access a Satellite Ride-sharing API license through an NFT that allows them to request Exodus Orbitals to take specified images from the satellite.
The combination of Exodus Orbitals, the Lady Rocket Foundation, and Copernic Space in this mission sets a new precedent for the space economy in democratizing and making space assets more readily available to the benefit of people and animals around the world.