Capella will demonstrate high-resolution SAR imagery capabilities as part of the National Reconnaissance Office's Broad Agency Announcement Framework for Strategic Commercial EnhancementsSAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20, 2022 — (PRNewswire) — Capella Space, an information services company providing high-quality, high-speed Earth observation data on demand, today announced a new contract with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) to demonstrate the company's synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery capabilities. Through this contract, Capella will work with the NRO to provide SAR data modeling and simulation, end-to-end regional imagery responsiveness demonstrations, theater downlink demonstrations and sample imagery delivery.
Capella Space Awarded Commercial Radar Contract By National Reconnaissance Office
This contract follows an October 2021 NRO announcement about its new Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Framework for Strategic Commercial Enhancements, focused on new and emerging commercial capabilities. The BAA Framework allows the NRO to rapidly explore, assess and leverage innovative industry capabilities to meet new intelligence challenges and inform operational requirements.
"As the first & only operator of an American commercial SAR constellation, we are thrilled to take our partnership with NRO to this next phase ," said Payam Banazadeh, CEO and founder of Capella Space. "The BAA Framework allows the NRO to take advantage of our growing constellation of high resolution satellites. We look forward to working with the NRO to expand...