Synspective is preparing for and developing two demonstration satellites, StriX-α and StriX-β, which are scheduled for launch in 2020 and 2021.
StriX-α, which will be launched in 2020, will provide technical on-orbit performance verification to connect data to our solutions platform, making it the world's first combination of in-house demonstration satellites and in-house solutions.
The next generation, StriX-β, is scheduled for launch in 2021 with a variety of updated features.
"StriX-α" performance table.
About Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
The SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) sends microwaves from the satellite to Earth and receives the reflected signal to create an image of the target area.
The observation by the SAR enables twenty-four hour monitoring, even with cloud coverage, when optical earth observation satellites are less effective.
The StriX satellites use X-band for precise monitoring. These features are suitable for the monitoring of the cities and infrastructures that are Synspective's primary targets.
About InSAR (Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar)
One of the major technical features of the SAR is the "InSAR" technology, which can detect millimeter-level shifts in the ground surface.
This is a technical method for measuring changes in ground surfaces. It can detect a wide range of millimeter-level shifts without the need for on-site measurement equipment, so it is possible to observe ground subsidence, upheaval, and other changes.
The InSAR is suitable for the continuous monitoring of cities and infrastructure. Synspective provides "Land Displacement Monitoring" service which utilizes this technology.
In the future, our small SAR satellite constellation will enable us to monitor spacecraft with higher frequency and resolution.Go to Land Displacement Monitoring For our future constellation