Capella Space Commissions its Latest Satellite in 5 Days

We achieved another major milestone at Capella Space last week. On Friday, May 21, we released the first light image from the latest satellite we added to our SAR constellation, launched just 5 days earlier on the SpaceX Starlink 26 mission. To give a sense of why this is important, the SAR industry is used […]

First Light Images from Capella-3 and Capella-4

2021 is shaping up to be a busy and exciting year for Capella Space. We launched Capella-3 and Capella-4, the most recent satellites in our rapidly growing SAR constellation, in the historic SpaceX Transporter-1 mission. We also celebrated our five-year anniversary, made the Fast Company Most Innovative Companies list for the second year running, and […]

Celebrating Capella Space’s 5 Year Anniversary

On this day in 2016, when I founded Capella Space, I made a commitment to building a company that would provide timely, reliable, on-demand Earth observation data in a user-friendly, customer-centric way. Five years later, that vision holds strong and is a guiding force for the entire Capella team.  The company has achieved a lot […]

Launching Capella Space’s Commercial Operations

Since we founded Capella Space four years ago, our team has worked around the clock to design, build, and launch an innovative SAR satellite that will allow organizations to access SAR data on demand. Today we are announcing that we’re officially open for commercial operations — an exciting next step in our journey to making […]

No, SAR Can’t See Through Buildings

When we released our unprecedented 50 cm x 50 cm resolution imagery this week, the market was thrilled to see crisp images of Singapore, Taiwan, Roswell International Air Center and other global landmarks with SAR technology. Unfortunately, some coverage included inaccurate headlines claiming that Capella and other SAR providers can see through buildings, causing privacy concerns. […]

Capella Unveils World’s Highest Resolution Commercial SAR Imagery

It has been a little over three months since the launch of our first operational satellite Capella-2 (formerly named Sequoia) and I can tell you that this has been the most exciting three months of our journey after founding Capella only four years ago. We made history with this launch as the first and only […]

America’s First Commercial SAR

When I started Capella Space in 2016, there were a number of European providers operating and building commercial SAR, but the United States had no horse in the commercial SAR race. Capella decided to change that dynamic, and challenge the international competition by bringing a fully American designed, built, and operated capability to market. Today […]

Announcing Our Sequoia Launch: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Optical!

When I founded Capella Space in 2016, it was with a clear mission: to make timely, reliable Earth observation data available on demand. Since then, my team has worked tirelessly to build small but powerful satellites and the ground infrastructure needed to deliver synthetic aperture radar (SAR) in the most user-friendly and customer-centric way possible. […]