Mariann Alber is joining Orbital Eye as an UX Design intern

We are happy to announce that a new member is joining the team! Mariann Alber started last week as an UX Design intern at Orbital Eye and below you can see what she shared with us 😊

“Hi, I am Mariann Alber, a second-year UX Design student at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. The Netherlands has become a favorite place of mine after living in multiple countries during the last three years. The open-mindedness of its people and the nature of the country charmed me.

I enjoy spending my free time outside with my partner and family or playing board games together. My favorite way to relax is by putting puzzles together or playing adventure games on my Nintendo Switch. To expand my skills and challenge myself, I am always up for trying new things, like running 16km in the mud or going waterskiing. The best part about UX design for me is prototyping, I can get lost in time when I begin with it. I could do that for the rest of my life.

It will be my pleasure to put my skills to work as the first UX Design intern at Orbital Eye for the next five months. I’m eager to gain new experience and knowledge at a high-tech company. My goal is to attain a deep understanding of the workflow and create a visua

Field inspection of Third-Party Interferences

Last week our data scientist Alessandro Marzo and M&S intern Ana Stavreva joined in the field inspection round of Third-Party Interferences (TPI) detected by our CoSMiC-EYE pipeline monitoring solution. These inspection rounds are part of our continuous system improvement and validation efforts and are used to test new service features under real-life conditions.
For Alessandro and Ana, it is a great opportunity to experience the solution they are working on firsthand as if being an end-user. This allows them to better understand and appreciate the needs and requirements of our customers which will in turn lead to services optimally tailored to our customers’ needs.

Although, the cloudy sky’s look quite threatening in the photos, Alessandro and Ana were lucky and kept their feet muddles this time.

A new member in the commercial team

This summer, Ana Stavreva joined the commercial team of Orbital Eye. Welcome, Ana, we are happy to have you on-board! Below an introduction by Ana:

“My name is Ana Stavreva, and I am a third year business student at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Coming from Bulgaria, I increase the team diversity of Orbital eye even further. I am the person who will try to stay positive during tough times and will try to make you laugh. If I am not sleeping or working, I am probably hitting the gym or cooking something healthy. If you spend a whole day with me, you will learn a lot about my eating habits, so I am this weird person in the office who eats veggies, yogurt, chicken breasts, and other healthy stuff that no one will choose. In my free time, I like hiking, staying in the sun with friends, and traveling around the world.

Currently, I am in the last year of my bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Working in a high-tech company mainly with people with a technical background can possibly be a challenge, that I cannot wait to dive into. By joining the commercial team, I will strive to contribute to the international growth of Orbital Eye. I am very motivated for this, and look forward to expanding my network and gain working experience!”

Orbital Eye in Germany!

The past two days Arnaud van den Berg and Ana Stavreva visited Germany to visit the E-world energy & water, the Impact Festival organized by E.ON (thanks OLiver Motz for the invitation!), and to meet with our German partners 🇩🇪.

It was very interesting to see all the other innovative solutions that are developed within E.on and to be able to talk about satellite-based pipeline monitoring with the German Industry experts.

Happy Birthday to ourselves!

Today, Orbital Eye celebrates its 10-year anniversary. We are very proud to have reached this milestone together with everybody who contributed to this – partners, suppliers, customers, and most importantly, our employees!

In those 10 years, we have grown from a small ‘project group’ to a professional organization that is now serving customers all around the world and is contributing to sustainable monitoring of critical infrastructure in an innovative way through using satellite data!

We are looking forward to all the years to come and to further conquering the world. We can’t wait to see what the next 10 years will bring!

TPI Tuesday – Orbital Eye 10 years!

Tomorrow, Orbital Eye celebrates its 10th anniversary! To get in the mood already, this TPI Tuesday is constructed by satellite images taken throughout those 10 years that together spell out the event we will be celebrating. Do you recognize any of the buildings that can be seen in these images? Stay tuned for more festive posts around our anniversary!

CoSMiC-EYE deployed to monitor water pipelines after successful demonstration

Last year, we started a demonstration of the CoSMiC-EYE technology for the Dutch water company PWN, in which we monitored a part of their pipeline network. After a successful pilot, PWN has now decided to keep monitoring its network with CoSMiC-EYE. A few of the reasons why CoSMiC-EYE adds value to PWN’s monitoring procedures are:

✅ PWN is now aware of activities around their network that would otherwise have stayed unknown
✅ CoSMiC-EYE provides a complete database of all (historical) activities around its network
✅ CoSMiC-EYE enables PWN to easily monitor remote parts of their network.

We are looking forward to continued cooperation with PWN!

Do you want to know more about our satellite-based monitoring solution for Third-Party Interferences? You can read all about it in this white paper:

Orbital Eye is growing!

This month, another member was welcomed to the Orbital Eye Team! We are happy to have Stijn Hoefsloot on board as an R&D intern. Below you can find a nice introduction by Stijn!

“Most people call me Stijn and I have been wandering around on this beautiful planet for about 26 years now. After finishing my bachelors in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Twente, some side routes here and there, I am now close to obtaining my MSc degree in Aerospace Engineering with an emphasis on Spaceflight at the TU Delft.

I am a product of Dutch soil and grew up in the suburbs of Wageningen Metropolis where chirping birds, swirling rivers, and flourishing forests were key elements in forming the person I have become today. Although I might not be the nimble hind I so often dream about, I do like to dance, hike, break my legs on a kiteboard, pick elderflower blossoms, you name it.

In the last couple of years I have been indoctrinated by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, especially regarding climate change, preservation of nature, and affordable clean water supplies everywhere in the world. It’s not always easy to link the above mentioned to the often abstract and non-environmental friendly Space Industry.

At Orbital Eye I have found a vibrant learning environment where state-of-the-art‘ space technology’ is being applied to leave a positive societal and environmental impact on our beloved Earth. In the coming months, I will be working on automating and optimizing the optical tasking of high-res satellites. ”

Orbital Eye visits GRTgaz in Paris!

This week, Arnaud van den Berg and Pauline Liaume are visiting Paris to meet with our customer GRTgaz. Today, they visited the RICE Research and Innovation Center for Energy of GRTgaz to present and discuss the performance of CoSMiC-EYE in current project.

They also went into the city of Paris to visit some actual construction activities taking place close to GRTgaz’ pipeline. More evidence of this will follow!

Full version of conference paper PTC 2022

Last month, Alexander Blauw and Arnaud van den Berg visited the Pipeline Technology Conference (ptc) in Berlin. At the conference, they presented how Orbital Eye’s satellite-based RoW monitoring solution was deployed as an operational monitoring method in the Netherlands and in Trinidad and Tobago, and how CoSMiC-EYE performs once deployed operationally.

You can take a look at the conference paper here:


Interested to hear how CoSMiC-EYE can be deployed operationally to monitor Third Party Interferences around your pipeline network? Send an email to