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Synspective-Japan launches its first SAR satellite


Synspective, GeoWorks’ GeoTech from Japan has successfully launched “StriX-a” -- its first SAR satellite into its target orbit.

At 19:09 on December 15th (JST), the small SAR satellite "StriX-α" was launched by Rocket Lab's Electron, from New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula launch site, and put into target orbit: a Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO), with an altitude of 500km.

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Synspective’s founder and CEO, Dr. Motoyuki Arai commented: "Thanks to the efforts and hard work of both the Rocket Lab and Synspective teams we were able to achieve a successful launch, despite the difficult environment of COVID-19. With the launch of StriX-α, Synspective will be able to demonstrate its satellite capabilities and data processing technology. This is the first step towards our constellation of 30 satellites and along with the development of our solutions, a full-scale business expansion will begin. Starting with this success, we will move tangibly closer towards the attainment of an advanced world, expanding people's understanding and learning capabilities with new data and technologies."

For more details, please visit Synspective’s website https://synspective.com/