- Satellite Evolution
Synspective’s third SAR satellite “StriX-1” successfully reaches its target orbit
Synspective Inc., a SAR satellite data and solutions provider, announced today that StriX-1, its third SAR satellite, has successfully been put into its target orbit.
On September 16, StriX-1 was deployed by Rocket Lab’s Electron at Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula. The satellite was put into its target orbit: a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO), with an altitude of 561km.
Functions including observation and data acquisition will be verified over the next several months. Details will be shared and updated on Synspective’s website.
Synspective founder and CEO, Dr. Motoyuki Arai: "I am very much pleased to be able to announce that our third SAR satellite “StriX-1” has successfully reached its target orbit. And, first of all, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful team at Synspective and our great partner, Rocket Lab, for carrying out the launch and successfully deploying into orbit despite various uncertainties."
With our "StriX-α” and "StriX-β” satellites already in orbit, Synspective has been able to develop its techniques and acquire the know-how for multiple operations. With the addition of our third satellite, we will be able to increase troves of data to analyze and interpret for real-world applications and our client’s wide range of needs as well as further accelerate the construction of the satellite constellation.
The successful launch of our “StriX-1” is a big step toward full-scale commercialization for our company. And, we promise to work even harder to build toward a society that is more resilient and sustainable.