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Capella Space

Capella Space

Capella Space is an Earth observation company that provides timely and reliable visibility with its Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) small sat constellation. Capella is the first U.S. company to launch and operate commercial SAR and offers the highest resolution imagery available. Capella’s novel satellites are matched with a market-leading cloud infrastructure delivering global insights to Defense & Intelligence, government and commercial customers.

Capella Space

About SkySat

Skysat - planet

Planet operates the PlanetScope (PS) and SkySat (SS) Earth-imaging constellations. Imagery is collected and processed in a variety of formats to serve different use cases, be it mapping, deep learning, disaster response, precision agriculture, or simple temporal image analytics to create rich information products. PlanetScope satellite imagery is captured as a continuous strip of single frame images known as “scenes.” Scenes may be acquired as a single RGB (red, green, blue) frame or a split-frame with a RGB half and a NIR (near-infrared) half depending on the capability of the satellite.

Capella Space Samples

Capella Space "Sliding Spotlight" 1m resolutions (5km x 10km footprint) Taken during the 2021 BC Floods collected a tough Mountain Valley image of the BC Hwy 8 washout bear Merritt BC
Commercial Satellite Imagery
2021 BC Floods. Capella Space SAR imagery of Sumas BC collected on1 Dec 2021 at 0122 hrs local. The imagery was delivered to NRCan, DND, BC Government 3.5hrs after collection! One of the advantages of Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) is it can capture imagery at night and during inclement weather. For this shot the "Imaging Mode" chosen was the "Stripmap" although lower resolution at 1.2m compared 50cm for "Spotlight" , it has a much larger footprint of 10km x 20kms to capture the flooding.
Commercial Satellite Imagery
Maintaining situational awareness at night or harsh weather is always challenging. In contested environments UAVs may not be an option. Older SAR sensors may not have the resolution to identify military target or cannot rapidly be tasked. That’s why I’m very excited that PacGeo is now a reseller of @capellaspace 50cm SAR data. Giving our clients new insight from the most frequent, timely and high-quality SAR imagery products available. All weather 24/7 Anywhere Photo: 50cm SAR images of the India- China Border Region
Capella Shot
Capella shot of the George Washington Bridge NYC.

Capella Space Specs

Date: October 8, 2009
Launch Vehicle: Delta 7920 (9 strap-ons)
Launch Site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California

450 - 580 km (~98° inclination)

Mass: 110 kg
Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 95 cm

Blue: 455 - 515 nm
Green: 500 - 590 nm
Red: 590 - 670 nm
NIR: 780 - 860 nm

16-bits per pixel

6.5m at nadir

Sensor-related effects are corrected using sensor telemetry and a sensor model. Spacecraft-related effects are corrected using attitude telemetry and best available ephemeris data. Orthorectified using GCPs and fine DEMs (30 m to 90 m posting) to <10 m RMSE positional accuracy

Time to Slew 200 km: 10 sec

360 GB + 360 GB cold spare storage

4 - 5 days *Reference altitude 500 km

Demonstrated <3.5 m CE90 without ground control

200 million km²/day

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Orbiting at an altitude of 770 km, WorldView-2 collects up to 1 million square kilometers of high-resolution 8-band imagery every day. It also offers industry-leading geolocation accuracy and stereoscopic collection on a single pass, ensuring greater image continuity.