Satellite footprints

Synspective StriX LEO satellite constellation

Launch operator:Rocket Lab
Launch vehicle:Electron
Launch date:
Expected lifetime:6 Years

The Synspective StriX LEO satellite constellation is built and operated by Japanese Synspective, a private Earth-imaging company with the mission to create a learning world where people can expand their capabilities and make tangible progress with new data and technologies.

The company successfully developed a small, lightweight and highly compressed SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) system in collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Hirokawa Laboratory of School of Engineering and Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Synspective company provides one-stop-solutions using geospatial data from its own SAR satellites to create a progressive world based on real data. The company is building a constellation (StriX) of its own small SAR satellites to provide data and analytic information to governments and commercial organizations.

The company ultimately plans to deploy a constellation of more than 30 satellites and launched its first StriX-α SAR demonstration satellite on December 15th, 2020 on an Electron launcher operated by launch operator Rocket Lab.

Satellite Mission Launch Date   Launcher Launch Operator 
StriX-α (Alpha) ‘The Owl’s Night Begins’ Dec 15th, 2020 Electron Rocket Lab NZ
StriX-β (Beta) ‘The Owl’s Night Continues’ Feb 28th, 2022 Electron Rocket Lab NZ
StriX-1 ‘The Owl Spreads Its Wings’ Sept 5th, 2022 Electron Rocket Lab NZ
StriX-δ (Delta)   2023 Electron Rocket Lab NZ
StriX-ε     Electron Rocket Lab NZ


Synspective StriX LEO satellite constellation

Rocket Lab launcher lifts off LEO satellites
Synspective StriX LEO satellite constellation.jpg
Synspective StriX-α SAR satellite
StriX-α first image collected from South Florida USA