Pixxel is an Indian space-technology start-up which aims to put a constellation of 30 earth observation micro-satellites into a sun-synchronous orbit in 2020s. It was started by BITS Pilani graduates Awais Ahmed and Kshitij Khandelwal in February 2019, was Asia's only space startup to qualify for the 2019 Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator in Los Angeles.
|Founders||Awais Ahmed, Kshitij Khandelwal|
|Awais Ahmed (CEO)|
Kshitij Khandelwal (CTO)
Pixxel's first satellite was earlier scheduled to be launched in late 2020 on a Soyuz rocket. It later entered in an agreement with India's state owned NSIL to use a PSLV rocket for launching it in early 2021. Its launch on board the PSLV-C51 was delayed in February 2021 due to technical issues.
Pixxel announced that it will provide the highest resolution commercially available hyper-spectral images. It raised $7.3 million in March 2021 from Techstars, Omnivore VC and others. This is in addition to the $5 million it raised in August 2020.
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