2021 Marshall Colorado Wildfire

This Spotlight image was captured during the Marshall Fire in Colorado in December 2021. The image shows the western side of Lousiville and the northern edge of Superior, centered over the Louisville Rec Center. On the east side of the image, you can see downtown Louisville. Capella’s Louisville office is visible in the lower left […]

2021 Haiti Earthquake

Capella Space added six images from the 2021 Haiti Earthquake to its Open Data catalog for disaster response organizations and researchers to understand infrastructure change and damage. Capella SAR data as captured at L’Aisle, Les Cayes and Saint-Louis-du-Sud.

La Palma Volcanic Eruption

Capella Space tracked the volcanic eruption on La Palma to detect new vents and lava flows reaching the ocean. Capella’s open data catalog contains eight scenes covering for volcanologists and disaster response organizations to use.

Kīlauea Caldera, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The Kilauea Caldera is located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island, Hawaii. When analysts are monitoring a volcano, it’s very important for them to understand what’s happening at the top of the crater during an eruption. Smoke usually obscures the crater from optical satellites, but SAR can see through smoke and ash. […]

Beira Airport & Pungwe River

The coastal city of Beira, Mozambique was flooded in early 2021 by cyclone Eloise. Analysts can use SAR data to access timely intelligence on critical infrastructure such as the Beira airport, maritime activity and environmental change.

La Soufrière Volcano Eruption

This image of La Soufrière captures an active volcanic eruption, using microwave remote sensing to detect the lava dome’s collapse through miles of volcanic smoke. SAR satellites can see through smoke and volcanic ash for 24/7 disaster response data.

2021 Fort Simpson Flood

The May 10th Fort Simpson Flood in the Canadian North West Territories (NWT) displaced over 700 people. Capella’s sliding spotlight imaging mode captured the flood extent with dark areas representing areas inundated by water. Radar energy is scattered away by smooth watery surfaces indicating the flood extent.

2021 New South Wales Floods

During the New South Wales 2021 Floods, Capella’s automated tasking system rapidly monitored the area to understand the flood extent over time. High resolution SAR data allows for intuitive visual interpretation of the flood extent as darker areas indicate watery surfaces where radar energy has been scattered away.