The Capella Synthetic Aperture Radar Constellation

Conference: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/04/2018 - 06/07/2018 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2018

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Farquharson, Gordon; Woods, William; Stringham, Craig; Sankarambadi, Navneet; Riggi, Lucas (Capella Space, San Francisco, USA)

The Capella constellation will consist of 36 agile synthetic aperture radars. Each radar will operate at an altitude of around 500 km in an approximately 90-minute polar orbit, providing average imaging revisit times of less than one hour. The radars will be single-pol X-band systems, capable of operating over a 500 MHz bandwidth in stripmap and spotlight imaging modes.