Space robotics company building atmospheric satellites for Earth observation


Lux is a space robotics company founded in Montreal, Canada by two co-founders, Katrina Albert and Vincent Lachance. Lux’s aerial services are targeted towards mining, agriculture and defence industries. Australia’s 147 million hectares of forests, 394 million hectares of agricultural land, 400 operating mines, and 12th largest military expenditures in the world, represents diverse opportunities for Lux’s technology with Lux currently based Down Under.

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  • Access to high-resolution aerial images of the surface of the planet, in real-time
  • Monitor change on the ground, happening every minute
  • Surveil large areas such as coastlines, for months at a time, at low cost.


Lux’s atmospheric satellites consist of high-altitude balloons equipped with a camera, which operate between 18 and 25km of altitude to capture high-resolution aerial images and deliver these to customers in real-time. The goal is to operate a fleet of balloons over Australia to be able to produce a live digital twin of the continent and serve several markets.

Potential markets

Due to the nature of the technology, Lux’s product can impact several industries, globally. The team are looking to serve a wide range of natural resources companies, as well as the defence industry with their aerial images and analytics. Respectively, the aerial imaging market and geospatial analytics markets are estimated to value $5.3 billion, and $134.48 billion by 2025.

Partnering opportunities

The team are actively looking for software companies willing to build software apps on top of their unique data set to bring the most value to new markets, such as forestry, electric utility, and cities. They are open to co-development for large market opportunities.

Lux balloon launch

Lux launched their first balloon in late 2019

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Lux Team

Vincent Lachance

Vincent Lachance


Katrina Albert

Katrina Albert


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