Synspective monitored the path of Typhoon No. 11 (Hinnamno) that occurred in the sea near Minamitorishima, Japan on August 28, 2022. We used the stripmap mode of our small SAR satellite, “StriX-β,” to continuously image the wide area of the Kyushu region on a daily basis.
Typhoon No. 11 hit western Kyushu on September 5-6, disrupting transportation and downing trees, but luckily did not cause any extensive damage.
We captured continuous imagery of the Saga area (near Rokkaku River) from September 4-6.
The imaging target area (near Rokkaku River, Saga Prefecture) and continuous imaging results from StriX-β are as follows:
Figure 2. Results of continuous imaging near Rokkaku River, Saga Prefecture with StriX-β (September 4-6)
Performing continuous imaging, it is possible to observe daily changes in the targeted area. For example, looking at the left part of Figure 2 (yellow frame in Fig. 3 and Fig. 4), we can observe that the reservoir water level located at the bottom changes daily as the typhoon approaches.
Figure 4. Results of continuous imaging near Rokkaku River with StriX-β (September 4 to September 6) [partially enlarged]
Synspective develops and operates SAR satellites to provide data analytics and solution services. SAR satellites are capable of high-frequency, high-resolution observations in all-weather conditions at any time of day or night. Three of our StriX series satellites have already launched and are operating in target orbit. We aim to build a constellation of 30 SAR satellites in low earth orbit by 2026, enabling observation of target areas within two hours anywhere in the world.
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