This video shows the Capella-3 satellite’s reflector deployment, using the its boom as a “selfie stick”. The reflector is folded and compact as it reaches space and expands to a 3.5 meter diameter object.
Satellite imagery specialist Capella Space on Thursday released the first images captured by its two latest spacecraft launched in January on a SpaceX rocket.
The firm is aiming to tap part of an Earth intelligence market it estimates is worth about $60 billion.
Capella’s business is based on combining a special type of imagery with a small, inexpensive spacecraft. The company is building a network of satellites that can capture images of places on Earth multiple times a…