Capella Space Has Been Awarded a Military Contract


(San Francisco, CA) Synthetic Aperture Radar (S.A.R.) is capable of seeing through clouds, smoke, fog and darkness.  Technically, the term continuous global coverage, can be interchanged, with seeing.  In other words, S.A.R. is a type of satellite that, can provide images of the Planet Earth.  Interestingly, N.A.S.A. is credited with how an S.A.R. satellite is currently being used.  During the decade of the 1970s, N.A.S.A. used S.A.R. satellites to detect sub-meter changes.  These sub-meter changes, occurred on the images of the surface of the Planet Earth.  Capella Space is a business that has its headquarters office, in the City of San Francisco, California U.S.A.  Additionally, its current business objective is to take Synthetic Aperture Radar (S.A.R.), one step further.  The first step towards accomplishing the goal, is hourly S.A.R. coverage of the Earth.  The aforementioned, is meant to be sold as a service to the government, and, commerce businesses.  Recently, Capella Space announced that, it has been awarded a military contract.  Specifically, the aforementioned business revealed that, it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force.  This contract is to adapt its commercial S.A.R. satellite, into, a military persistent space radar satellite. 
            The contract to adapt a commercial S.A.R. satellite for military use, was awarded to Capella Space, under the U.S. Air Force Space Pitch Day process.  The latter, is only by invitation.  First, the invitation is sent to businesses that already possess, a Small Business Innovative Research Award (S.B.I.R.).  The invitation to the U.S. Air Force Space Pitch Day, is phase one.  Phase two, is receiving a contract from the U.S. Air Force.  Phase three, is when the contracted business decides to pursue a sole source and unlimited value, phase three operational contract.  The most recent U.S. Air Force Space Pitch Day, was held on November 5th to the 6th, 2019.  This event was held in the City of San Francisco, California U.S.A.  However and returning to, Capella Space, the aforementioned business is innovative.  Particularly, what is innovative about Capella Space is, the Capella 36.  The latter, is a constellation of small S.A.R. satellites.  Through, the Capella 36 it is bringing S.A.R. coverage of the Earth, to business clients.  Additionally, it is in step with accomplishing the business objective, of taking S.A.R. one step further.  Currently and for potential business clients, Capella Space; highlights infrastructure monitoring, agriculture and disaster response & recovery.  Specifically; it aims to show potential business clients that, its proprietary S.A.R. satellites can accurately capture high resolution images, of the Planet Earth.  The resolution of these images, interestingly, is ½ a meter.  The latter, is from orbit all the way down to the Earth’s surface. 
            Returning to; the awarded contract, the aforementioned and as previously said, is to adapt its commercial S.A.R. satellite, into, a military persistent space radar satellite.  The purpose and according to the released information, is as follows.  The purpose is to be able to further advance, the U.S. Air Force’s virtual reality software.  In turn, the aforementioned software is hoped will be able to simulate potential adversary scenarios.  Additionally; it is also hoped that, it will be able to support missile defense, and, create predictive intelligence that can predict foreign threats.  As part of the awarded contract, Capella Space will also provide an in-house analytics service.  The goal is to provide rapid and automatic insights from the data that, was obtained from Capella Space’s proprietary, military use converted, S.A.R. small satellite.  Additionally, the previously mentioned insights include change detection, and, object detection.  Furthermore, all of the insights become part of the U.S. Air Force’s virtual reality software.     
            To end, Capella Space did release press statements.  Lt. General John “J.T.” Thompson is the Commander of the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center.  Through a press statement, Lt. Gen. Thompson said the following.  “The U.S. Air Force is always working to maintain our leadership as a global technology innovator, and this contract is a testament to that commitment.”  Dan Brophy is the Vice President of Government Services at Capella Space.  Through a press statement, Mr. Brophy said the following.  “Capella will work alongside the U.S. Air Force to foster collaboration and deliver a product that best suits their mission needs.  Timely SAR data that presents changes on Earth holds tremendous military value, and we will make adaptations to meet unique military requirements.  Together with the Air Force, we will define the applications for this data in its hybrid, military and commercial space architecture.”  As previously stated, Capella Space recently announced that, it has been awarded a military contract.  Specifically, the aforementioned business revealed that, it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force.  This contract is to adapt its commercial S.A.R. satellite, into, a military persistent space radar satellite.  Lastly, this military contract was awarded to Capella Space, under the U.S. Air Force Space Pitch Day process. 

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11/27/2019

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