Umbra-SAR 2001 [Umbra Lab]
Umbra Lab of California is developing the Umbra-SAR Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite constellation.
The first satellite, Umbra-SAR 2001, is a 50 kg satellites are equipped with a X-band SAR (synthetic apperture radar) to capture snapshot imagery with a resolution of 25 centimeters over a 16 square km area. The mission is to test technologies and designs, validate performance, and progress into a fully operational architecture. To collect radar imagery Umbra has developed a proprietary antenna technology allowing for relatively low power operation to achieve high quality SAR images.
Technology developments being tested include:
It was planned to be launched on the Transporter-1 mission on a Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) ride-share mission, but was delayed to a later launch.
|Type / Application:||Earth observation, radar|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries|
|Umbra-SAR 2001||2021-059AD||30.06.2021||CC SLC-40||Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5)||with Starlink v1.0 R2-1, ..., R2-3, YAM 2, YAM 3, —uSat 19, ..., 22, ICEYE X11, X12, X13, X15, TUBIN, Mandrake 2A, 2B, Capella 5, GNOMES 2, LINCS 1, 2, PACE 1, TROPICS Pathfinder, D2/AtlaCom 1, EG 3, Centauri 4, Lemur-2 140, ..., 145, SpaceBEE 88, ..., 111, SpaceBEE NZ-7, ..., NZ-10, Sherpa-FX 2, Lynk 06, Hawk 3A, 3B, 3C, Astrocast 0201, ..., 0205, Painani 2, Sherpa-LTE 1, Tenzing, Shasta, ARTHUR 1, Faraday Phoenix, KSF 1A, ..., 1D, Tiger 2, ION-SCV 003, NAPA 2, Spartan, Neptuno, W-Cube, Ghalib, QMR-KWT|