Airbus has named Orbital Witness the winner of its “Global Earth Observation Challenge”, a competition that encourages start-ups to innovate and develop new applications primarily based on Airbus’ satellite data.

As a reward, the company will receive a voucher worth €50,000 for the acquisition of satellite data and will benefit from both technical and business coaching.

The winning British start-up Orbital Witness provides historic satellite imagery alongside property, land, and ownership data to assist lawyers in the real estate due diligence process.

For more complicated matters, Orbital Witness will use automated techniques to analyse satellite images and innovate in real estate practice.