Last week, Fleet Space successfully completed a trial using its Exosphere communications system to faster and non-invasively find critical lithium deposits.
Introduced in Q1 2022, Exosphere is Fleet’s new system that discovers natural resources in the ground up to 100 times faster than traditional methods. The system uses wireless sensors called Geodes which can be placed into the ground by hand, and map seismic waves from the Earth’s subsurface by recording ambient noise via a process called Ambient Noise Tomography (ANT). The Geodes then process this data, reduce its size, and transmit it to Fleet’s Alpha constellation of low-powered small satellites. The satellites then transmit the data to ground stations for the client.
Fleet’s new product promises to address some important global issues. “We created ExoSphere to provide a sustainable, faster and more economically viable alternative to current exploration practices. This work is vital to enabling the dramatic increase in critical mineral discoveries required to support the global transition to clean-air mobility and more sustainable industrial practices,” says Matt Pearson, Co-Founder of Fleet Space Technologies.