Originally Posted by dirtfarmer1000
you can get the same image, but you cant get the crop health, they have their own satellites, hundreds I believe, that are about the size of a basketball? That they get their data from. They only cost them a 100 thousand to get up in orbit. At least that was my understanding from the sales rep.
I would ask the rep about that one again. Geosynchronous satellites generally cost in the neighbourhood of $30,000/kg to get into orbit. Low earth orbit satellites can be as little as $3000/kg but they are not the best platform for this kind of work (they move at 28,000km/h). FE are most likely piggybacking on someone else's feed. There is a company that images the entire planet every day, maybe they use their imaging? I don't doubt a rep told you that, I am doubting the rep.
Last edited by lander2; 04-15-2019 at 02:23 AM.