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Air Force To Test Capella’s Rapid Sat Tasking

Tuesday, December 3, 2019   (0 Comments)

By Theresa Hitchens  |  November 25, 2019  |  Breaking Defense

 

AFRL will test Capella's SAR satellites ability to provide "object identification, change detection, and tip and cueing with other military systems," says Capella's Dan Brophy.

WASHINGTON: Telling a satellite to take imagery while you’re in battle has long been a Holy Grail for military commanders, and it is now a capability on the cusp of being realized under an Air Force contract with San Francisco start-up Capella Space.

Capella CEO Payam Banazadeh told me back in August that Capella would be able to provide usable high-resolution (0.5 meters) imagery within 20 minutes of tasking — via its partnership network including communications satellite operator Inmarsat, terminal maker Addvalue and Amazon for its AWS Ground Stations. SAR satellites can provide imagery even through cloud cover, fog and at night. READ MORE...


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