Canadian Manufacturing

Capella Space releases highest resolution SAR imagery in the world

Capelle Space's SAR imagery has implications for the Earth observation industry and its applications in the manufacturing industry.

December 16, 2020  by CM Staff

Aksum, Ethiopia — Capella’s very high-resolution Spot image identifies 23 trenches dug perpendicularly across the runway at the Aksum Airport to prevent its usage during the Ethiopian Tigray conflict. A closeup view shows the trenches and debris brightly contrasted against the dark tarmac surface.

SAN FRANCISCO — On Dec. 16, Capella Space released a 50 cm x 50 cm Spotlight or “Spot” imagery, delivering the highest resolution commercial synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery in the world. In the midst of increasing global change, Capella Space is setting the standard for how large organizations extract key insights and make better decisions through Earth observation data.

“Everything we do is through the lens of how we can help our customers make better decisions with data and grapple with the accelerating pace of change in the world today,” said Payam Banazadeh, CEO and founder of Capella Space. “After launching our prototype satellite in late 2018 we evolved our satellites with customer requirements in mind, focusing on resolution, quality, latency, and user experience.”

Capella Space’s SAR imagery has implications for the Earth observation industry and its applications in manufacturing through timely insights and new data that is now available.

Capella Space achieves this 50 cm x 50 cm imagery by dwelling its satellites over a single area of interest for up to 60 seconds, with a satellite designed and built by Capella Space engineers.

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