Our Autonomous Earth
Bringing the benefits of advanced, resilient, satellite services to a new generation of autonomous services.
This mission brings the benefits of advanced, resilient, satellite services to a new generation of autonomous services.
WHY ‘OUR AUTONOMOUS EARTH’?
The Our Autonomous Earth mission is embracing the promise of autonomy to enhance the utility and effectiveness of human, nature-based and planetary endeavours by 2030.
Automation, repeatable accuracy, and the scalability of autonomous platforms have revolutionised manufacturing over the last 20 years. This trend is expected to continue but, with the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI), highly sophisticated autonomous services are set to transform sectors such as agriculture, mining, transport, energy, and healthcare.
Expanding the functions of autonomous machines and applications into wider, more complex environments creates a critical dependency on many data sources to provide situation awareness, accurate positioning, and inter-system communications to ensure the safety, justice and effectiveness of these autonomous services and applications.
WHAT WE DO
By creating a supportive infrastructure across the UK, this mission continues to advance our national capabilities, and position us as a leader in satellite enabled autonomous services.
From drones to manned vehicles, the challenges expected to deliver scalability of future autonomous systems, and the unpredictability of the operating environments, will create unprecedented demands on future satellite systems and services. The core of this mission is to bring the benefits of advanced, resilient, satellite services to foster a new generation of autonomous services.
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Coordinated autonomy is the application of new, faster computing to enable autonomous services and applications to work more independently of human supervision. Such autonomous systems will ‘learn’ how to deal with emergent situations and be more efficient and adaptable, particularly in the delivery of in-orbit servicing and manufacturing (IOSM).
UK LEO is developing infrastructure that will support more effective Position Navigation Time (PNT) services. Among other benefits, UK LEO will drive the uptake of autonomous vehicles and urban systems that will improve the sustainability, safety and convenience of transport in the near future.