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: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
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.