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UrtheCast to operate World’s first optical 16-satellite constellation

Canada: UrtheCast is planning to build, launch and operate the world’s first fully-integrated, multispectral optical and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) commercial constellation of Earth Observation satellites, to be deployed over multiple launches expected in 2019 and 2020. The Constellation is expected to comprise a minimum of 16 satellites (8 optical and 8 SAR). Each pair of satellites will consist of a dual-mode, high-resolution optical satellite (video and pushbroom) and a dual-band high-resolution SAR satellite (X-band and L-band) flying in tandem. The Constellation will provide what the Company anticipates to be unmatched space-imaging capabilities, including high collection capacity, optical and SAR data fusion, weather-independent high-resolution imaging using the SAR, target revisit, and imaging latency.

Source: UrtheCast