Synthetic Aperture Radar

In this issue of State of Play, emerging synthetic aperture radar technologies in the start-up domain and commercial marketplace are investigated, and two key players compared.
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Two key players representative of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technology trends, Capella Space (United States) and ICEYE (Finland), are compared. Each company is developing SAR technology on small satellites launched by commercial launch providers, such as SpaceX.

ICEYE is currently developing a U.S. presence in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, with the intent to manufacture in the United States. Both Capella Space and ICEYE are viable and growing into the $420 billion Earth imagery sector. 

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