I Can't Believe It's Not Optical

I Can't Believe It's Not Optical
Mission Name
I Can't Believe It's Not Optical
Electron Name
I Can't Believe It's Not Optical
Launch Date
31 August 2020
Launch Time
03:05 UTC
Launch Site
Launch Complex 1

Mission Overview

‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Optical’ was a dedicated mission for Capella Space, an information services company providing Earth observation data on demand.

Capella’s payload, ‘Sequoia’, is a single 100 kg class microsatellite which will be the first publicly available satellite in the company’s commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) constellation. By positioning the satellite to a 45-degree inclination, Capella Space will maximize coverage over important areas such as the Middle East, Korea, Japan, Europe, South East Asia, Africa, and the U.S.

The mission name is a nod to Capella’s SAR technology that provides high quality images of the Earth day or night, and in any weather conditions. Capella’s space-based radar can detect sub-0.5 meter changes on the surface of the Earth, providing insights and data that can be used for security, agricultural and infrastructure monitoring, as well as disaster response and recovery.

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