StriX β is Japanese synthetic aperture radar satellite built by Synspective as a demonstrator for their planned 30 satellite constellation. These smallsats will feature X-band synthetic aperture radar and they in the range of 100 kilograms in size and are capable of imaging at a resolution of one to three meters. By 2023 the company plans to launch the six first satellites of the constellation.
“We are very proud for having been elected by Synspective for this project. It’s a great opportunity for us to highlight the unmatched capabilities of the DVB-S2 based signal performances for High-Data-Rate downlink transmission.” said Eric Pinson, Director of Space activity at Syrlinks. “It is a great recognition of a work of several years to design COTS based compact X-Band transmitters, highly reliable and bringing cutting-edge transmitting performances.”
“For our StriX β satellite, which objective is to demonstrate the future capability of our coming-next 30 satellites constellation, we were looking for a high-performance compact X-Band Transmitter. The fact that the solution proposed by Syrlinks can achieve high data rate based on DVB-S2 has been decisive in our selection,” said Akeshi Inoshita, Project Manager at Synspective.