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Capella 11, ..., TBD (Acadia)

Capella 11 [Capella Space]

Capella Space of California is developing the Capella Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites. They are planned to operate in a 30 satellite constellation.

The improved Acadia satellites increase radar bandwidth from 500 to 700 megahertz and power by more than 40 percent compared to the Capella 2nd generation satellites. For Acadia, Capella is upgrading the payload downlink antenna to reduce the time between ground contact and imaging. Acadia satellites also will be equipped with Mynaric optical communications terminals, which are compatible with the interoperability standard established by the Pentagonís Space Development Agency - a move designed to reduce the time from imagery collection to downlinking.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Earth observation, radar
Operator: Capella Space
Contractors: Capella Space
Equipment: X-band SAR
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Mass: ~165 kg
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Capella 11 (Capella Acadia 1) 2023-126A 23.08.2023 OnS LC-1B Electron KS (R)
Capella 12 (Capella Acadia 2) 2023-F09 19.09.2023 OnS LC-1B Electron KS failed
Capella 14 (Capella Acadia 4) 2024-066C 07.04.2024 CCK LC-39A Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with 425 Project SAR Sat 1, Capella 14, QPS-SAR 7, Centauri 6, Hawk 8A-C, 9A-C, TSAT 1A
Capella TBD3 (Capella Acadia TBD3) - 2024 OnS LC-1 Electron KS
Capella TBD4 (Capella Acadia TBD4) - 2024 OnS LC-1 Electron KS
Capella TBD6 (Capella Acadia 5) - 2024 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with W-Series 2 (Winnebago 2), YAC 1-1, Capella TBD6, QPS-SAR 8, AWS, Tanager 1, EagleEye, Umbra-SAR 09, 10, YAM 7, MuSat 3, GNOMES 5, Hawk 10A, 10B, 10C, LUR 1, PExT, ThinkOrbital F2, ION-SCV 012, Pico 1B-1, ..., 9 Impulse 2, Hubble 3, Dione, Kanyini, PTD 4, PTD 5, Sateliot 1, 2, 3, 4, TROOP F2, WREN, Kaladin, Nanoavionics RGB, Nanoavionics SDR, Deimos, CroCube
Capella TBD7 (Capella Acadia TBD7) - 202x
Capella TBD8 (Capella Acadia TBD8) - 2024


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