CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland – senseFly, a provider of fixed-wing drone solutions, and MicaSense, a producer of drone sensors for agriculture, announced a new dual solution for efficient, in-depth crop analysis — the senseFly eBee X with MicaSense RedEdge-MX.

The RedEdge-MX is a rugged, built-to-last professional multispectral sensor. Capturing red, green, blue, near-infrared and red-edge spectral bands, data from this sensor can be used to generate true color composites, basic crop health indexes and advanced analytical tools like flower identification and weed detection. 
Key benefits include:
The ability to capture plant health images & RGB (composite) images in one flight
A fast capture rate, which suits faster fixed-wing flight speeds
Global shutter on all five lenses for distortion-free images
High-resolution imagery; 8 cm (3.1 in) / pixel GSD at 120 m (400 ft) flight height
An aluminum body for better durability and performance in the heat
Full access to raw data; generate outputs using a wide variety of processing & analysis platforms
Patent pending DLS 2 for highly accurate radiometric calibration
The senseFly eBee X fixed-wing drone is designed to boost the quality, efficiency and safety of commercial UAV operators’ data collection. Its key features include:
A unique Endurance Extension option, which unlocks a flight time with RedEdge-MX of up to 75 minutes (vs. a maximum endurance of 59 minutes by default) for single-flight coverage of up to 220 ha (540 ac)
The ability to work every site, no matter how challenging, thanks to the drone’s built-in Steep Landing technology, ultra-robust design, live air traffic data and more, all backed by senseFly’s professional, localised support
A range of professional camera options, including the MicaSense RedEdge-MX, and the new, proprietary senseFly S.O.D.A. 3D, senseFly Aeria X, and senseFly Duet T.

The senseFly eBee X with MicaSense RedEdge-MX (including plug-and-play camera integration kit, Downwelling Light Sensor (DLS2), and Calibrated Reflectance Panel) is available for purchase now via senseFly distribution partners. It is priced at $19,800 excluding shipping and importation taxes.