NASA Partners with Capella Space for High-Res SAR Earth Observation Data

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NASA has recently entered into a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with Capella Space Corporation to acquire high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) commercial Earth observation data products.

The BPA is a sole source agreement, which means that only Capella Space Corporation is authorized to provide these services to NASA.

The contract requires Capella Space Corporation to deliver high-quality SAR commercial Earth observation data products that have a resolution ranging from 0.5 to 1.2 meters. NASA will issue fixed-price BPA Calls for these products, with a maximum value of $7 million per call. The work will be carried out at the contractor’s facilities, and other specified locations as required.

The contract period will last for five years from the effective date of the agreement. Capella Space Corporation will be responsible for providing a comprehensive catalogue of its high-resolution SAR commercial Earth observation data products, which must include data sets, metadata, ancillary information, data cadence, data latency, area coverage, and data usage policy.

NASA is procuring small constellation satellite data products from Capella Space Corporation for detailed evaluation and assessment. These data products may augment NASA’s collected data. To facilitate standard scientific collaborations, NASA has specified that the data products must comply with a government-defined End User License Agreement, which enables broad levels of dissemination and shareability of the commercial data with U.S. government agencies and partners.

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