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Capella 2, ..., 7 (Sequoia, Whitney)

Capella 2 [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 satellites about twice as large as the Capella 1 (Denali) prototype to accommodate a bigger sensor aperture for the X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) that can provide high-contrast, low-noisehigh-resolution sub-0.5 meter imagery. For this, it features a new 3.5-meter aperture deployed mesh-based reflector antenna.

The second satellite, Capella 2 or Sequoia, was launched as a co-passenger on a on an Electron Photon-LEO rocket into a 45 orbit at a nominal altitude of 525 km in late August 2020.

Three more satellites Capella z1, z2 and z3, the first batch of the six satellite Whitney sub-constellation, are to fly on an Indian PSLV in 2020.

Note: The Capella serial numbers are only placeholders.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Earth observation, radar
Operator: Capella Space
Contractors: Capella Space
Equipment: X-band SAR
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: ~100 kg
Orbit:
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Capella 2 (Capella Sequoia) 2020-060B 31.08.2020 OnS LC-1 Electron Photon-LEO with First Light
Capella 3 (Capella Whitney 1) - 2020 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with QPS-SAR 2, Umbra-SAR 2001, Capella 4, XR 1, YAM 3, GNOMES 2, Hawk D, E, F, SHERPA-FX, Vigoride x, PlasmaBrake, RadCube, VZLUsat 2, LINCS A, B, CPOD A, B, Astrocast 1.x1, ..., 1.x8, SpaceBEE x1, ..., x24, Delfi-PQ 1, Sattla, EASAT, HADES, Grizu-263a, LibertyQube 1, Pycubed, TRSI 2, Tartan Artibeus, PTD 1, Lemur-2 x1, ..., x8, SW1FT, ARCE 1A, 1B, 1C, Outpost Demonstration 1, (multiple satellelites)
Capella 4 (Capella Whitney 2) - 2020 CC Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with QPS-SAR 2, Umbra-SAR 2001, Capella 3, XR 1, YAM 3, GNOMES 2, Hawk D, E, F, SHERPA-FX, Vigoride x, PlasmaBrake, RadCube, VZLUsat 2, LINCS A, B, CPOD A, B, Astrocast 1.x1, ..., 1.x8, SpaceBEE x1, ..., x24, Delfi-PQ 1, Sattla, EASAT, HADES, Grizu-263a, LibertyQube 1, Pycubed, TRSI 2, Tartan Artibeus, PTD 1, Lemur-2 x1, ..., x8, SW1FT, ARCE 1A, 1B, 1C, Outpost Demonstration 1, (multiple satellelites)
Capella 5 (Capella Whitney 3) - 202x
Capella 6 (Capella Whitney 4) - 202x
Capella 7 (Capella Whitney 5) - 202x
Capella 8 (Capella Whitney 6) - 202x

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