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Capella Space

Very high-resolution Capella Space radar images acquired globally on a sub-daily basis.


Introduction

Capella Space images are acquired by 7 very high-resolution radar satellites on an intra-day basis anywhere on the globe. The datasets are available starting with 2020.

Capella Space GEO Image
Capella Space GEO Image

Product Information

Geographic Coverage

The geographic coverage is global.

Technical Specifications

SpecificationsDescription
Spatial ResolutionVery high resolution (0.5 - 1.2 m)
Image TypeRadar
Acquisition ModesSpotLight (Spot)
Sliding Spotlight (Site)
StripMap (Strip)
Radiometric Processing LevelsSingle Look Complex (SLC)
Geocoded Ellipsoid Corrected (GEC)
Geocoded Terrain Corrected (GEO)
File FormatsNational Imagery Transmission Format (Sensor Independent Complex Data standard)
Cloud-optimized GeoTIFF (COG) + JSON
Revisit FrequencyIntra-day revisit rate (average of 5 hours)
Data Availability2020 - present
Look Angle25° - 40°
Spectral BandsX (9.4 to 9.9 GHz)
PolarisationsSingle HH
Single VV
Orbit DirectionsAscending & Descending
Bit Depths16/32 bits per pixel
Coordinate SystemUniversal Transverse Mercator (UTM) and Universal Polar Stereographic (UPS) projections.

Data Products

Data ProductDescriptionGeometric Processing LevelBit DepthFile Format
SLCBoth amplitude and phase of the SAR signal available.
Range-compressed and focused SAR image in slant-range geometry.
Georeferenced using orbit data and Range-Doppler projected.
Suitable for SAR experts who are working on monitoring studies that require the analysis of phase information (e.g. coherence analysis).
Primary16 bitsCOG + JSON
GECOnly amplitude information available.
Range-compressed, detected, focused and multi-looked SAR image with enhanced radiometric resolution.
Resampled and projected onto a WGS84 ellipsoid with average scene center height.
UTM and UPS projections.
Ortho32 bitsCOG + JSON
GEOOnly amplitude information available.
Range-compressed, detected, focused and multi-looked SAR image with enhanced radiometric resolution.
Terrain-height corrected using a high-resolution Digital Elevation Model (DEM).
UTM and UPS projections.
Ortho32 bitsCOG + JSON
SICDBoth amplitude and phase of the SAR signal available.
Range-compressed and focused SAR image in slant-range geometry.
Sensor independent format.
Primary16 bitsNITF (SICD)