General Interest Application
About Urban Sky:
Urban Sky is a small, venture-backed aerospace startup pioneering utilization of the stratosphere for remote sensing applications. We collect Earth Observation data and produce aerial maps and geospatial products that will fuel and enhance our understanding of planet Earth.
Urban Sky seeks to provide the highest resolution, most frequently updated, lowest cost aerial imagery available on the market, which will unlock new applications and use-cases for remote sensing data. The data we collect supports use-cases ranging from real-time wildfire monitoring and disaster response to urban mapping and environmental monitoring.
To enable this future, Urban Sky has developed the first ever precisely placeable stratospheric balloon, a new category of aerial vehicle we call the “Microballoon.” This vehicle (and the custom sensors it carries) are designed, built, and entirely operated by Urban Sky. Targeted remote sensing from the stratosphere has been virtually impossible until now, and the Microballoon will unlock the full value of the Stratosphere for commercial remote sensing applications. The vehicle can be deployed from virtually anywhere within minutes and can map large portions of the Earth in significantly higher resolution than satellites at costs far lower than remote sensing aircraft. The Microballoon is a zero-emission vehicle, making it not only the lowest cost method to collect remote sensing data, but also the most sustainable. It’s also the first ever fully reusable stratospheric balloon, a leap in innovation that allows Urban Sky to deliver significant customer value by reducing the cost of broad-area data collection.
Our company consists of a small team of engineers, makers, hackers, and doers that believe in the power of human potential when passion meets utility within a small, supportive team. We’re looking to build the next chapter of stratospheric history right here in Denver and are looking for self-starting, open-minded, hard-working team members who are ready to take on larger than life problems with an immense potential to positively impact the world.
About the Role:
We’re always looking for passionate, hard-working, self-motivated members to join our team. If we don’t have an opportunity that matches your background but you’d be passionate about joining our team, drop us a line to connect!