Umbra is launching an unrivaled constellation of space-based radar satellites with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) capabilities, to produce all weather day-night imagery. Umbra invented the world's only microsatellites which can see through clouds, at night, in high resolution (<25 cm GSD).
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 9, 2021 — (PRNewswire) —
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The satellite intelligence company will now become " Umbra __umbra synthetic aperture radar satellite." Umbra's rebranding marks the beginning of the company's preparation of its first commercial satellite launches throughout 2021. The company said the simplified name reflects the evolution of its business focus from "a research and development laboratory" towards a "commercial satellite constellation operator."
The United States Patent Office has issued Umbra's patent for a next generation small satellite antenna which allows the company's satellites to capture imagery through clouds, day or night. The antenna combined with the company's 1200MHz bandwidth radar allows them to collect imagery below 25 centimeter impulse response (IPR).
Over the last few years, the company has focused on testing their antenna technology. The company went through multiple test phases, and the spaceflight payload has successfully passed deployment, shock, vibration and geometry testing in advance of their launch.
In addition to the satellite hardware, the company has been developing the infrastructure...