Capella's satellites unfold commercial-grade, high resolution radar antenna on orbit...
...from a payload bus the size of a backpack.
Capella micro-satellites are built and launched for a fraction of the cost of large satellites, reducing the time required for responsive, high revisit Earth observation infrastructure. When fully deployed, the Capella constellation will be comprised of 12 polar orbits, a geometry optimized for maximum global coverage and revisit times that never exceed one hour.
Space-based imagery has long captivated the public, but optical satellites are limited by two factors: light and weather. Cloud cover and darkness mean that at any given moment, only about 25% of the Earth’s surface can be captured through optical imaging. Capella’s SAR satellites, operating in the X-band, can see through clouds and in the dark, so you always get the information you need when you need it. 100% of the time.
Capella's high revisit X-Band constellation with InSAR capability will capture millimeter scale changes on the Earth's surface.
Deformation following eruption at Kilauea, 2011.
(InSAR images from NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
Global satellite coverage with hourly revisit.
Space-based detection for subtle change.
Data delivered through clouds and darkness.
Information for everyone.
We’re building a searchable archive in the cloud, so useful information about Earth will always be available. Get custom acquisitions through direct uplink tasking, with low-latency downlinks and open developer applications.
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