Synspective StriX LEO satellite constellation
|Launch operator:||Rocket Lab|
|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|