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StriX 1 is the first commercial satellite for Synspective, a Japanese startup company planning a fleet of 30 radar imaging spacecraft. The launch of StriX 1 follows the launch of two demonstration satellites on Rocket Lab missions in 2022 and in February of this year.

Synspective’s fleet of satellites will provide high-frequency, high-resolution images worldwide. Radar imaging satellites can resolve Earth’s surface in darkness and through clouds, giving Synspective and other companies with similar constellations an all-weather observing capability. StriX 1, like the two predecessor demonstration satellites, weighs around 200 pounds (100 kilograms), according to Synspective.

Alternate Names

  • 53815
  • STRIX1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2022-09-15
Launch Vehicle: Electron
Launch Site: Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand
Mass: 100 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Japan)


  • Other
  • Earth Science

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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