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Albedo

Capturing the highest resolution satellite imagery

Albedo is developing low-flying satellites that will capture visible and thermal imagery at the highest resolution commercially available. By making aerial quality imagery globally available, easy to purchase, and transparent to task, we aim to catalyze market growth and spur new applications. The world is rapidly changing and a new level of visibility and transparency is required to solve some of our largest problems. Albedo’s 10cm visible and 2m thermal imagery will fuel insights for industries such as mapping, insurance, utilities, solar, agriculture, carbon offsets, infrastructure sustainability, national security, and much more.

Albedo
Founded:2020
Team Size:50
Location:Denver, CO
Group Partner:Aaron Epstein

Active Founders

Topher Haddad

Previous to being CEO of Albedo, Topher was a systems engineer at Lockheed Martin working on top secret remote sensing satellites. Topher led teams involved in the optical design and imaging architecture across multiple $B+ government programs. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UT Austin and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins.

Topher Haddad
Topher Haddad
Albedo

AyJay Lasater

CTO at Albedo. Previous to Albedo, AJ was a System Architect at Lockheed Martin, developing satellite constellations, satellite designs from concept to launch and in-obit ops, and iterated on various in-depth performance analysis. He managed teams, contracts, and schedules for multiple programs. AJ worked with high performing small sats and exquisite large satellites for the government. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines and M.S. in Mechatronics from DU.

AyJay Lasater
AyJay Lasater
Albedo

Winston Tri

Chief Product Officer at Albedo Former Facebook engineer specializing in using remote-sensing data and techniques for wireless network planning and satellite imagery feature detection. Previous founder of Ping Social, a small-scale event planning application for spontaneous hangouts with friends.

Winston Tri
Winston Tri
Albedo

Selected answers from Albedo's original YC application for the W21 Batch

Describe what your company does in 50 characters or less.

Captures the highest resolution satellite imagery

What is your company going to make? Please describe your product and what it does or will do.

Albedo builds a constellation of satellites that will provide the highest resolution imagery commercially available from space. Our satellite’s imaging improves by 9x what is available to the commercial market and opens up essential new applications in the rapidly expanding field of space imaging. Examples include global pipeline inspection, mapping propagation networks for 5G, vegetation management for electrical utility companies, and recognizing features on a plane or missile.

It’s like being able to request a birds-eye image to make sure your sprinklers don’t cost you $1M in overwatered crops.