Capella Space Unveils Next Generation Satellite with Enhanced Imagery Capabilities and Communication Features

Capella’southward third-generation synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellites offer highest quality imagery, best resolution, and fastest order-to-commitment speeds

SAN FRANCISCO, August x, 2022


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, a leading Globe ascertainment company, today unveiled several new capabilities planned for its next generation satellites, further expanding the company’s cutting-border, premium data offerings. This new generation of Capella satellites, referred to as “Acadia” technology, will expand the existing Capella constellation to provide

highest quality imagery,

all-time basis-range resolution,

and the fastest order-to-delivery speeds bachelor from any commercial SAR provider.

Capella’s Acadia generation of satellites will unlock improved, cut-edge technology to further advance Capella’south industry-leading Earth-imaging offerings, including:

  • All-time resolution with increased bandwidth:

    Past increasing radar bandwidth from 500 MHz to 700 MHz, Capella customers will bask refined, industry-leading resolution, with Slant Range Resolution improving downwardly to 0.214 m and Ground Range Resolution to 0.31 yard for standard expect angles.

  • Highest quality imagery with increased ability:

    Capella customers are already accepted to Capella’southward loftier quality SAR imagery. With this next generation of satellites, the company is further increasing image quality by scaling power by more than 40%, in line with increased bandwidth. The combination of increased bandwidth and increased ability further strengthens Capella’s already premium SAR products. This ensures customers tin can meet even more detail in Capella’s imagery and more accurately detect an even broader range of objects.

  • Fastest order-to-delivery with improved payload downlink:

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    pioneered the usage of GEO advice satellites for well-nigh existent-time tasking of its satellites. In this next generation of satellites, u
    pgrades to the payload downlink antenna will reduce time betwixt ground contact and imaging opportunities, improving delivery speed and enabling customers to access fifty-fifty more imaging capacity, directly from their ain ground stations.

  • Reduced latency with inter-satellite communications:

    Acadia spacecraft will be equipped with optical communications terminals (OCTs). Capella is the commencement commercial SAR company to


    Optical Inter-Satellite Links (OISL), compatible with the U.S. Space Evolution Agency (SDA)’s new National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA) and standards. High-speed links will enable Capella to drastically reduce latency from collect to downlink for disquisitional determination-making on the footing.

“Capella’south Acadia satellite technology is the result of our team’s bulldoze to push button the limits of SAR and our commitment to engineering science innovation,”

said Payam Banazadeh, CEO and founder of Capella Infinite. “
Since our offset satellite launch, nosotros’ve been paving the manner to offering SAR data that is timely, reliable, accessible, and of industry-leading quality. Our new Acadia class of satellites will evangelize even college resolution and quality which will equip our customers worldwide with the tools and data they need to accept problem-solving to the side by side level.”


The Capella Space constellation already provides industry-leading satellite capabilities, including a 10-minute payload duty cycle, which results in five times the imaging capacity per satellite than the leading competitor, and sufficient orbital diversity to allow customers to collect images more frequently, regardless of atmospheric condition conditions. Capella is the beginning and only commercial Earth-ascertainment visitor to enable the Inter-Satellite Information Relay System (IDRS), which allows customers to task a spacecraft in under 15 minutes for emergency or tip and cue operations. Additionally,

Capella operates a fully-automated scheduling, downlink, and processing compages and provides admission through a self-service, user-driven tasking console.

The first of the Capella Acadia satellites is

slated to launch in early on 2023.

About Capella Infinite:

Capella Space is an information services company that provides on-need, manufacture-leading, high-resolution synthetic discontinuity radar (SAR) World ascertainment imagery. Through a constellation of small satellites, Capella provides easy access to frequent, timely, and flexible information affecting dozens of industries worldwide. Capella’south high-resolution SAR satellites are matched with unparalleled infrastructure to deliver reliable global insights that sharpen our understanding of the changing world – improving decisions about commerce, conservation, and security on Earth. Larn more than at

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