StriX α [Synspective]
StriX α is Japanese synthetic aperture radar satellite built by Synspective as a demonstrator for their planned 25 satellite constellation. It will feature an X-band synthetic aperture radar.
StriX α is a 150 kg satellite, larger than the planned 100 kg operational satellites. The satellite features two deployable panes, one side carrying solar cells, the other carrying the X-band radar antenna.
Synspective is planning a constellation of 25 satellites called StriX, comprised of 100-kilogram satellites capable of imaging at a resolution of one to three meters. By 2022 the company plans to have six satellites in orbit. The company has not set a date by which it hopes to achieve 25 satellites.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation, radar|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|StriX α||-||2020||OnS LC-1A||Electron KS|