Capella Space

Very high resolution SAR imagery acquired globally on a sub-daily basis.


Introduction

Capella Space images are acquired by seven very high resolution radar satellites on an intra-day basis anywhere on the globe. The datasets are available starting with 2020.

This collection provides catalog and tasking data. See more on the marketplace.

Capella Space GEO image
Capella Space GEO image

Product information

Geographic coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

General specifications

SpecificationDescription
Spatial resolutionVery high resolution (0.5 m to 1.2 m)
Sensor typeRadar
Acquisition modeSpotLight (Spot)
Sliding Spotlight (Site)
StripMap (Strip)
File formatCloud Optimized GeoTIFF (COG)
National Imagery Transmission Format (NITF)
JSON
Revisit frequencyIntra-day revisit rate (average of 5 hours)
Catalog data availabilityFrom 2020
Viewing angle25° to 40°
Spectral bandsX-band (9.4 GHz to 9.9 GHz)
PolarizationSingle HH
Single VV
Orbit directionAscending
Descending
Bit depth per pixel16-bit
32-bit
Coordinate reference systemThe product includes projections using:
  • Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)
  • Universal Polar Stereographic (UPS)

Data product specifications

Data product typeDescription
Single Look Complex (SLC)
  • Both amplitude and phase of SAR signal available.
  • Range-compressed, focused image in slant-range geometry.
  • Georeferenced using orbit data and Range-Doppler projected.
  • Suitable for SAR experts that need phase information for coherence analysis.
Sensor Independent Complex Data (SICD)
  • Both amplitude and phase of SAR signal available.
  • Range-compressed, focused image in slant-range geometry.
  • Sensor independent format.
Geocoded Ellipsoid Corrected (GEC)
  • Only amplitude information available.
  • Range-compressed, detected, focused, multi-looked image with enhanced radiometric resolution.
  • Resampled and projected onto WGS84 ellipsoid with average scene center height.
  • UTM and UPS projections.
Geocoded Terrain Corrected (GEO)
  • Only amplitude information available.
  • Range-compressed, detected, focused, multi-looked image with enhanced radiometric resolution.
  • Terrain-height corrected using high resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM).
  • UTM and UPS projections.

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Tasking data products

Data productIDName
Custom83e21b35-e431-43a0-a1c4-22a6ad313911capella-tasking

Catalog data products

Data productIDNameGeometric processing levelBit depth per pixelFile format
SLC1f2b0d7f-d3e2-4b3d-96b7-e7c184df7952capella-slcPrimary16-bitCOG and JSON
SICD8b0aed07-c565-4bf9-b719-401e692de4a6capella-sicdPrimary16-bitNITF
GEC96072809-d820-4cf9-86dd-d3bff3337c35capella-gecOrtho32-bitCOG and JSON
GEOd66facaa-533f-49a2-849a-c2910ac9dd31capella-geoOrtho32-bitCOG and JSON