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How to measure speed using SAR

A SAR image doesn’t always conform to the Google Earth-type satellite imagery we are used to. Its value lies elsewhere, in the multi-dimensional information (e.g. speed, direction, distance, presence) that can be unlocked if SAR analysis is done correctly.

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What are the biggest changes underway in the satellite industry?

The satellite industry is providing imagery that is more accessible, prolific, reliable and affordable compared with just a few years ago, at an ever-quickening pace. In this blog, Ursa Space reveals 8 observations on the hardware side of the business.

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Story map: Brazil Tailings Dam Failures

Ursa Space analyzed two major dam collapses in Brazil using satellite imagery. In both incidents, involving the Fundão Dam (2015), also known as the Mariana dam collapse, and the Brumadinho Dam (2019), a tailings dam suffered a catastrophic failure, unleashing a toxic flood of waterwater

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AFWERX Announces Ursa Space Systems Among Top Teams Selected to Revolutionize the Space Ecosystem

AFWERX, the catalyst for fostering innovation within the U.S. Air Force, announced Ursa Space as one of the top 26 participating teams out of 809 total teams selected from across the globe competing in the EngageSpace challenge.

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Story map: Oil spill detection using SAR

We are able to monitor oil spills using satellite-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) , an all-weather, day or night, technology. SAR works regardless of cloud coverage, an important feature when trying to assess oil spills in near-real time.

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Story map: Mauritius oil spill

The MV Wakashio, a bulk carrier vessel owned by Nakashiki Shipping Co, was sailing from Asia to Brazil when it struck a coral reef on July 25, 2020 near Pointe d’Esny, Mauritius. The Ursa team monitored the situation from beginning to end using satellite-based synthetic aperture radar

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