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Umbra-SAR 2001

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 65 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:

  • Deployable high gain mesh antenna developed by Umbra
  • Radar and radio electronics developed by Umbra
  • Novel thermal management systems
  • Electrical and power systems
  • Mission Concept-of-Operations
  • Function of integrated space-ground system
  • Radar image formation utilizing full ITU bandwidth allocation of 1,200 MHz

The payload can also be usilized to passively scan for RF activity (SIGINT).

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.

Nation: USA
Type / Application: Earth observation, radar
Operator: Umbra Lab
Contractors: Umbra Lab
Equipment: X-band SAR
Configuration:
Propulsion: None
Power: Solar cells, batteries
Lifetime:
Mass: 65 kg
Orbit: 522 km × 535 km, 97.51°
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Umbra-SAR 2001 (Umbra 01) 2021-059AD 30.06.2021 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Starlink v1.5 R1-1, ..., R1-3, YAM 2, YAM 3, ÑuSat 19, ..., 22, ICEYE X11, X12, X13, X15, TUBIN, Mandrake 2A, 2B, Capella 5, GNOMES 2, LINCS 1, 2, PACE 1, TROPICS 01, D2/AtlaCom 1, EG 3, Centauri 4, Lemur-2 140, ..., 145, SpaceBEE 88, ..., 111, SpaceBEENZ 7, ..., 10, Sherpa-FX 2, Lynk 06, Hawk 3A, 3B, 3C, Astrocast 0201, ..., 0205, Painani 2, Sherpa-LTE 1, Tenzing, Aurora, Arthur 1, Faraday Phoenix, KSF 1A, ..., 1D, Tiger 2, ION-SCV 003, NAPA 2, Spartan, Neptuno, W-Cube, Ghalib, QMR-KWT
Umbra 02 2022-002C 13.01.2022 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Umbra 02, Capella 7, 8, ICEYE X14, X16, Sich 2-1, ION-SCV 004, Dodona, STORK 1, 2, LabSat, SW1FT, VZLUSAT 2, ETV A1, BRO 5, HYPSO 1, Kepler 16, ..., 19, Flock-4x 1, ..., 44, FOREST 1, Lemur-2 149, 150, Lemur-2 146, 147, DEWA-Sat 1, NuX 1, IRIS A, MDASat 1a, 1b, 1c, Gossamer Piccolomini, Tevel 1, ..., 8, Challenger, Delfi-PQ 1, Unicorn 2A, 2D, 2E, FossaSat 2E1, ..., 2E6, MDQube-SAT 1, SATLLA 2A, 2B, Unicorn 1, EASAT 2, HADES, Grizu-263a, PION-BR 1, SanoSat 1, Tartan-Artibeus 1, USA 320, ..., 323
Umbra 03 2022-057X 25.05.2022 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Umbra 03, ICEYE X17, ..., X20, X24, ÑuSat 28, ..., 31, GHGSat C3, C4, C5, Hawk 5A, 5B, 5C, CICERO-2 1, 2, Sherpa-AC 1, ION-SCV 006, Guardian 1, SBUDNIC, Vigoride 3, SelfieSat, FossaSat 2E7, ..., 2E13, Veery FS-1, Urdaneta-Armsat 1, Spark 2, AMS, CNCE 4, 5, Platform 1, BroncoSat 1, Foresail 1, Planetum 1, SPiN 1, Connecta T1.1, Centauri 5, Sejong 1, Lemur-2 153, ..., 156, VariSat 1C, PTD 3, CPOD A, B, OMD 1
Umbra 04 2023-001AT 03.01.2023 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with YAM 5, Lynk Tower 03, 04, Umbra-SAR 04, 05, EOS-SAT 1, ICEYE X21, X22, X27, ÑuSat 32, ..., 35, Skykraft Deployer 1, Skykraft 1, ..., 4, Chimera LEO-1, ION-SCV 007, 008, Astrocast 0401, ..., 0404, Futura SM1, Futura SM3, Kelpie 1, Sharjah-Sat 1, TAU-SAT 2, Orbiter SN1, MDQSAT 1A, 1B, PROVES-Yearling, Sapling 1, Unicorn 2G, 2H, Vigoride 5, ZEUS 1, KSF 3A, ..., 3D, Flock-4y 1, ..., 36, Lemur-2 157, ..., 162, SpaceBEE 156, ..., 167, EWS-RROCI, BRO 8, Gama Alpha, Menut, MilSpace2 1, 2, NSLSat 2, Platform 2, EYE 1, STAR-VIBE, Sternula 1, Connecta T1.2, Guardian alpha, KuwaitSat 1, PolyITAN-HP-30, BDSAT 2, Pushan alpha
Umbra 05 2023-001AD 03.01.2023 CC SLC-40 Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with YAM 5, Lynk Tower 03, 04, Umbra-SAR 04, 05, EOS-SAT 1, ICEYE X21, X22, X27, ÑuSat 32, ..., 35, Skykraft Deployer 1, Skykraft 1, ..., 4, Chimera LEO-1, ION-SCV 007, 008, Astrocast 0401, ..., 0404, Futura SM1, Futura SM3, Kelpie 1, Sharjah-Sat 1, TAU-SAT 2, Orbiter SN1, MDQSAT 1A, 1B, PROVES-Yearling, Sapling 1, Unicorn 2G, 2H, Vigoride 5, ZEUS 1, KSF 3A, ..., 3D, Flock-4y 1, ..., 36, Lemur-2 157, ..., 162, SpaceBEE 156, ..., 167, EWS-RROCI, BRO 8, Gama Alpha, Menut, MilSpace2 1, 2, NSLSat 2, Platform 2, EYE 1, STAR-VIBE, Sternula 1, Connecta T1.2, Guardian alpha, KuwaitSat 1, PolyITAN-HP-30, BDSAT 2, Pushan alpha
Umbra 06 2023-054W 15.04.2023 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with İmece, Umbra-SAR 06, ÑuSat 36, ..., 39, GHOSt 1, 2, Tomorrow R1, GHGSat C6, C7, C8, Hawk 7A, 7B, 7C, NORSAT TD, ION-SCV 010, Kepler 20, 21, ELO 3, EPICHyper 1, VCUB1, Vigoride 6, LLITED 1, 2, REVELA, DISCO 1, VIREO, IRIS C, BRO 9, Brokkr 1, CIRBE, DEWA-Sat 2, It's About Time, KILIÇSAT, SSS 2B, Sapling 2, PROVES-Yearling 2, Platform 3 (Sateliot 0), FACSAT 2, Connecta T2.1, LacunaSat 2f, ADLER 2, Lemur-2 164, Lemur-2 165, INSPIREsat 7, Taifa 1, RoseyCubesat 1, Celestis 23
Umbra 07 2023-174AT 11.11.2023 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with ICEYE X31, X32, X34, X35, Umbra-SAR 07, 08, Pelican 1, FalconSat 10, SPIP, Aether 1, 2, ION-SCV 013, EPICHyper 3, Intuition 1, Crypto3, Lemur-2 181, OSW Cazorla, Ymir 1, Pico 1A-1, ..., 9, Unicorn 2J, 2K, HADES D, ROM 3, SpaceANT-D, Tartan Artibeus 2, Impulse 1, Time We’ll Tell, SpaceVan 001, EXO 0, GHGSat C9, C10, C11, Observer 1A, ProtoMéthée, MANTIS, BRO 10, 11, Connecta T3.1, T3.2, GENMAT 1, NinjaSat, OrbAstro PC1, OrbAstro TR1, PEARL 1C, 1H, Platero, Platform 5, Tiger 5, 6, Vindlér 1, ..., 4, Ella 1, Aman 1 (R), Barry 1, Flock-4q 1, ..., 36, Heron Mk.2, IRIS C2, KAFASAT, Lemur-2 179, 180, OMNI-LER1, Outpost Mission 2, JinjuSat 1, Djibouti 1A, Picacho, Veronika, Hello Test 1, 2
Umbra 08 2023-174AN 11.11.2023 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with ICEYE X31, X32, X34, X35, Umbra-SAR 07, 08, Pelican 1, FalconSat 10, SPIP, Aether 1, 2, ION-SCV 013, EPICHyper 3, Intuition 1, Crypto3, Lemur-2 181, OSW Cazorla, Ymir 1, Pico 1A-1, ..., 9, Unicorn 2J, 2K, HADES D, ROM 3, SpaceANT-D, Tartan Artibeus 2, Impulse 1, Time We’ll Tell, SpaceVan 001, EXO 0, GHGSat C9, C10, C11, Observer 1A, ProtoMéthée, MANTIS, BRO 10, 11, Connecta T3.1, T3.2, GENMAT 1, NinjaSat, OrbAstro PC1, OrbAstro TR1, PEARL 1C, 1H, Platero, Platform 5, Tiger 5, 6, Vindlér 1, ..., 4, Ella 1, Aman 1 (R), Barry 1, Flock-4q 1, ..., 36, Heron Mk.2, IRIS C2, KAFASAT, Lemur-2 179, 180, OMNI-LER1, Outpost Mission 2, JinjuSat 1, Djibouti 1A, Picacho, Veronika, Hello Test 1, 2
Umbra 09 - 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
Umbra 10 - 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
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