Fleet Space Technologies, a global leader in NanoSatellite Digital Beamforming, has announced the first deployment of its ExoSphere satellite-based mineral exploration system in Africa
In a new partnership with Resonance Frequency Exploration Group (RFEG), Fleet Space will supply its Geode portable sensors, which use Ambient Noise Tomography (ANT) to collect subsurface data. This data will be beamed to the ExoSphere constellation of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites and then relayed to computers that use intelligent data processing to generate detailed 3D subsurface maps. Unlike traditional prospecting methods, which can take months or years to complete, the whole process takes only days or weeks.
Flavia Tata Nardini, CEO and co-founder, Fleet Space Technologies, said, “There is an urgent, global need to discover new sources of critical minerals to support the transition to clean energy and net-zero. Building on our existing successful partnerships in Australia and North America, we’re delighted that our ExoSphere system is now being deployed on mineral exploration projects in Africa for the first time. Through this pioneering licensing and technology cooperation agreement, ExoSphere will give our partners at RFEG access to our Ambient Noise Tomography (ANT) and real-time processing capabilities to complement their own proprietary systems. Together, we can greatly speed up the exploration process for a range of vital minerals, while also massively reducing its environmental impact – a win-win for Ghana and the wider international response to climate change.”
Under the auspices of the Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA), with implementation by RFEG’s team, ExoSphere will complement RFEG’s own XPLR remote-sensing mapping-analysis technology. This is achieved by cross-referencing the data from both sources, thereby significantly increasing the likelihood of finding new mineral deposits more quickly and with much greater accuracy.
RFEG founder, Schad Brannon, commented, “The addition of ExoSphere 3D rendering of subsurface topography by Fleet Space propels the XPLR technology product suite and technology-stack to the next level by creating the most comprehensive satellite-based remote sensing survey product available within the mineral exploration marketplace to date.”