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, will be launched as a co-passenger on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) rocket in March 2020.
Three more satellites Capella 3, 4 and 5, the first batch of the Whitney sub-constellation, are to fly on an Indian PSLV in 2020.
Another satellite is planned for a launch in May 2020 on an Electron KS rocket into a 45° orbit at a nominal altitude of 525 km.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation, radar|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Capella 2 (Sequoia)||-||2020||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with SAOCOM 1B, GNOMES 1|
|Capella 3 (Whitney 1)||-||2020||Sr||PSLV||with ?, Capella 4, Capella 5|
|Capella 4 (Whitney 2)||-||2020||Sr||PSLV||with ?, Capella 3, Capella 5|
|Capella 5 (Whitney 3)||-||2020||Sr||PSLV||with ?, Capella 3, Capella 4|
|Capella x (Whitney x)||-||2020||OnS LC-1||Electron KS|
|Capella y (Whitney y)||-||2020|
|Capella z (Whitney z)||-||2020|