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Capella Space Launches Analytics Partner Program for SAR Data

By Rachel Jewett | February 22, 2023

      The Pantanal tropical wetlands, which span Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay. Capella Space image, captured April 14, 2021.

      Capella Space is rolling out an analytics partner program to help give partners the tools to develop applications for synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data. Capella said that while many organizations can benefit from information derived from SAR data, they often lack the tools to analyze and interpret the data at scale.

      With this program, Capella will bring the same level of products and services used by its government and national security customers to a wide range of commercial markets including manufacturing, energy, insurance, and finance. The company provided early program access to a few companies currently serving commercial markets with useful solutions powered by SAR data including Woolpert architecture and engineering firm, and Kayrros and Floodbase, formerly known as Cloud to Street.

      “SAR is an important tool in the toolbox for our parametric flood insurance solution,” said Bessie Schwarz, CEO of Floodbase. “Over the past few years, Capella has emerged as a monumental force in the satellite revolution, without which our solutions would not be possible. We are excited to be one of the first members of Capella’s Analytics Partner Program and look forward to building data products together that close the flood insurance protection gap.”

      Capella has a number of initiatives in place to increase the reach of its SAR data including an open access program available to researchers, nonprofits, developers and disaster response organizations.