Capella Space

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Capella Space is an information services company that offers devices delivering information from space. It provides on-demand synthetic aperture radar (SAR) earth observation imagery.

HQSan Francisco, CA, US

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2021)104(+3%)
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Key People/Management at Capella Space

Payam Banazadeh

Payam Banazadeh

Chief Executive Officer
Joerg Herrmann

Joerg Herrmann

Vice President, Special Projects
Dayna Anderson

Dayna Anderson

Vice President, Business Operations
Christian Lenz

Christian Lenz

Vice President, Engineering
Dan Brophy

Dan Brophy

Vice President, US Government Services
Mack Koepke

Mack Koepke

Vice President, Global Sales
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Capella Space Office Locations

Capella Space has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
438 Shotwell St, San Francisco
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Capella Space Financials and Metrics

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Capella Space total Funding

$77.1 m

Capella Space latest funding size

$29.40 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Capella Space investors

Capella Space's latest funding round in December 2019 was reported to be $29.4 m. In total, Capella Space has raised $77.1 m
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Capella Space News and Updates

Capella Space unveils new high-resolution synthetic aperture radar imagery

The company's new high resolution imagery is designed to meet the needs of government customers, including the U.S. military and intelligence community.

Capella Space now offers the highest resolution SAR imagery commercially available

SF-based small satellite startup Capella Space is now exclusively offering the most cutting-edge synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery available on the commercial market. The company has now made available 50cm x 50cm ‘Spot’ imagery – much higher resolution than the previous 1m x 25cm images that w…

Capella Space releases high-resolution Spotlight imagery

Capella Space released radar satellite images with a resolution of 50 centimeters by 50 centimeters, which the San Francisco startup says is the highest resolution available from a commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite operator. SpaceNews

Capella Space unveils first radar satellite images

Capella Space unveiled images Oct. 6 from Sequoia, the first of 36 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites the San Francisco startup plans to send into a constellation to collect global imagery with hourly updates. SpaceNews

Rocket Lab returns to flight with Capella Space launch

Rocket Lab successfully launched a radar imaging satellite for Capella Space Aug. 30 in the first flight of its Electron rocket since a failure nearly two months earlier. SpaceNews

Capella Space will share synthetic aperture radar imagery with NGA

Under a new Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, Capella Space will provide its synthetic aperture radar imagery to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
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Capella Space Blogs

Happy Presidents’ Day from Capella Space

Today is Presidents’ Day in the US, so we’ve prepared a week of trivia to honor the American executive branch. All week, we’ll be posting SAR images of famous places named for former presidents. See which images you can identify on our Twitter page then check back here for the answers. As the first …

The Capella Values Series: Accountability

Over the past few months, several of my colleagues have written blog posts about Capella Space’s company values. Today, I’m wrapping up the series with a post about one of my favorite values — Accountability. Achieving a bold vision: providing access to timely and high-quality Earth observation data…

Launching Capella Space’s Commercial Operations

Since we founded Capella Space four years ago, our team has worked around the clock to design, build, and launch an innovative SAR satellite that will allow organizations to access SAR data on demand. Today we are announcing that we’re officially open for commercial operations — an exciting next ste…

No, SAR Can’t See Through Buildings

When we released our unprecedented 50 cm x 50 cm resolution imagery this week, the market was thrilled to see crisp images of Singapore, Taiwan, Roswell International Air Center and other global landmarks with SAR technology. Unfortunately, some coverage included inaccurate headlines claiming that C…

Capella Unveils World’s Highest Resolution Commercial SAR Imagery

It has been a little over three months since the launch of our first operational satellite Capella-2 (formerly named Sequoia) and I can tell you that this has been the most exciting three months of our journey after founding Capella only four years ago. We made history with this launch as the first …

The Capella Values Series: Aim High & Bold

This week, I’m continuing our Capella Space company values blog series with a post about one of my favorite Capella values: Aim High & Bold.  Questioning the Status Quo Internally, here’s what the Aim High & Bold value means to our team: We take risks and challenge complacency, mediocrity, a…
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Capella Space Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Capella Space founded?

    Capella Space was founded in 2016.

  • Who are Capella Space key executives?

    Capella Space's key executives are Payam Banazadeh, Joerg Herrmann and Dayna Anderson.

  • How many employees does Capella Space have?

    Capella Space has 104 employees.

  • Who are Capella Space competitors?

    Competitors of Capella Space include Near Space Labs, SAVID and ASTRA.

  • Where is Capella Space headquarters?

    Capella Space headquarters is located at 438 Shotwell St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Capella Space offices?

    Capella Space has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Capella Space have?

    Capella Space has 1 office.