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Synspective succeeds in acquiring Japan's highest resolution 25cm SAR image

San Francisco - City Centre: Staring Spotlight Mode provides a detailed view of each floor level of the building.
San Francisco - City Centre: Staring Spotlight Mode provides a detailed view of each floor level of the building.

Synspective has successfully acquired images with a 25cm azimuth resolution (1), the highest resolution in Japan (2), during a test observation in the new Staring Spotlight Mode. After further evaluation and verification, the company plans to offer this observation mode to its global customers.


About Staring Spotlight Mode

The Staring Spotlight Mode, a new imaging mode successfully tested with an azimuth resolution of 25cm, continuously illuminates a specific spot on the ground surface to obtain high-resolution images. Compared to the conventional sliding spotlight mode, the staring spotlight mode irradiates a narrower observation area, resulting in higher-resolution images.


To learn more about Stripmap Mode and Sliding Spotlight Mode, please see the following link: https://synspective.com/data/synspective-sar-data/


1 Azimuth resolution: The direction of the satellite's orbit is called the azimuth direction, and the direction of radar irradiation is called the range direction. The resolution in the direction of the satellite's motion is called azimuth resolution.

2 The highest resolution in Japan: The highest resolution within the small SAR satellites that is operated commercially by Japanese company.

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