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EOS Data Analytics Develops SAR Microsatellite Constellation

By | October 8, 2019

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EOS Data Analytics (EOS), a space portfolio company of Noosphere Ventures, unveiled EOS SAR — a project to develop its own Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors intended for deployment in a constellation of microsatellites.

EOS has more than five years of experience in developing data analytics products and cloud services for optical and SAR data from satellites. EOS engineers have already designed a radar prototype and are moving ahead with the development of a SAR payload for small satellites with ultra-high resolution down to 25 cm. EOS SAR satellites will operate in Stripmap and Spotlight modes (including interferometry) and will cover a wide range of applications. EOS is also considering dual-frequency SAR in X-band and S-band on a single satellite.

“EOS learned that the remote sensing market has strong demand for high-resolution high-quality SAR data, but low supply of such data. The choice of SAR technology is driven by the need to image Earth’s surface through dense cloud cover, in any season and all weather. It is critical for users to have access to uninterrupted, persistent situational awareness,” said Max Polyakov, CEO of EOS and Managing Partner at Noosphere Ventures.