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Capella Space announces new research contract with US Army
Capella Space, an information services company that provides an operational, high-quality, Earth observation data service, today announced it has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Army Space and Missile Defense Technical Center (SMDTC). Through this agreement, Capella Space integrates its Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data into the US Army’s Payload Development Lab, exploring this and other space-based technology concepts within both simulated and test environments.
Capella’s SAR data is unique in that it collects high-quality imagery easily, quickly, and securely. Capella Space is the first US commercial SAR constellation operator and an industry leader in SAR data. Capella’s SAR systems image in most weather, day or night, and capture amplitude and phase history data, enabling the extraction of highly valuable intelligence, such as material properties, moisture, elevation, and small changes and movements, which are not available with electro-optical imagery. Multiple US Department of Defense agencies have shown interest in using Capella’s SAR imagery for a variety of purposes, including national security, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, infrastructure and transportation monitoring, and reliable monitoring for indications and warnings of potential natural and security threats.