SkyWatch Partners with Umbra to Offer SAR Satellite Data

SkyWatch Partners with Umbra to Offer SAR Satellite Data

SkyWatch, one of the leaders in the remote sensing data technology industry, announced its partnership with Umbra, a leader in advanced space radar technology. This partnership will allow customers to purchase Umbra's industry-leading synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data via SkyWatch's EarthCache platform.

SkyWatch's core mission is to make remote sensing data accessible, affordable, and standardized. SkyWatch launched the market's first API for commercial satellite data over five years ago and has served millions of square kilometers of imagery to thousands of organizations worldwide. An early pioneer of transparent pricing in the Earth observation industry, SkyWatch is thrilled to partner with Umbra, which earlier this year released over $1 million of free data via their open data program to help make Earth observation data more accessible and affordable.

"We are thrilled to partner with Umbra to offer SAR to our customers," says James Slifierz, SkyWatch's CEO and Co-Founder. "Our mission is to democratize remote sensing data through a simple user experience, and the addition of Umbra to our virtual constellation of over 400 satellites allows us to further enable our customers to solve complex problems with best-in-class commercial satellite data.

Each microsatellite in Umbra's commercial constellation is equipped with a powerful SAR payload, capable of seeing at night and through dense clouds to generate the highest-resolution radar images ever sold on the commercial market.

At any given point in time, the majority of the Earth's surface is experiencing atmospheric conditions that make optical capture challenging, if not impossible. In response to these challenges, SkyWatch also announced today SkyWatch InSARance, an optional composite SAR + Optical product that allows EarthCache Enterprise customers to capture a SAR image of the same area of interest (AOI) of their optical capture. "One of the benefits of SAR is its ability to capture images under all weather conditions. When you're trying to monitor and respond to critical events with satellite imagery, but it's a cloudy day, that's not very helpful," says David Proulx, Chief Product Officer at SkyWatch. "We want to give our customers confidence that their work can continue, regardless of the weather, and overlaying SAR and optical images ensures a usable capture."

"SkyWatch was one of the first companies to propel the Earth observation industry into the modern era of web-based, API-first tasking," says Joe Morrison, VP of Commercial Experience at Umbra. "It's extremely gratifying to be joining their platform after years of admiring their work from afar."

Umbra data is available now via the EarthCache platform.

Click here to learn about SkyWatch's EarthCache Enterprise for Remote Sensing.

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GNSS Constellations - A list of all GNSS satellites by constellations


Satellite NameOrbit Date
BeiDou-3 G4Geostationary Orbit (GEO)17 May, 2023
BeiDou-3 G2Geostationary Orbit (GEO)09 Mar, 2020
Compass-IGSO7Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)09 Feb, 2020
BeiDou-3 M19Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M20Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)16 Dec, 2019
BeiDou-3 M21Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M22Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)23 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 I3Inclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Nov, 2019
BeiDou-3 M23Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019
BeiDou-3 M24Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)22 Sep, 2019


Satellite NameOrbit Date
GSAT0223MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0224MEO - Near-Circular05 Dec, 2021
GSAT0219MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0220MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0221MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0222MEO - Near-Circular25 Jul, 2018
GSAT0215MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0216MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0217MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017
GSAT0218MEO - Near-Circular12 Dec, 2017


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Kosmos 2569--07 Aug, 2023
Kosmos 2564--28 Nov, 2022
Kosmos 2559--10 Oct, 2022
Kosmos 2557--07 Jul, 2022
Kosmos 2547--25 Oct, 2020
Kosmos 2545--16 Mar, 2020
Kosmos 2544--11 Dec, 2019
Kosmos 2534--27 May, 2019
Kosmos 2529--03 Nov, 2018
Kosmos 2527--16 Jun, 2018


Satellite NameOrbit Date
Navstar 82Medium Earth Orbit19 Jan, 2023
Navstar 81Medium Earth Orbit17 Jun, 2021
Navstar 78Medium Earth Orbit22 Aug, 2019
Navstar 77Medium Earth Orbit23 Dec, 2018
Navstar 76Medium Earth Orbit05 Feb, 2016
Navstar 75Medium Earth Orbit31 Oct, 2015
Navstar 74Medium Earth Orbit15 Jul, 2015
Navstar 73Medium Earth Orbit25 Mar, 2015
Navstar 72Medium Earth Orbit29 Oct, 2014
Navstar 71Medium Earth Orbit02 Aug, 2014


Satellite NameOrbit Date
NVS-01Geostationary Orbit (GEO)29 May, 2023
IRNSS-1IInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)12 Apr, 2018
IRNSS-1HSub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO)31 Aug, 2017
IRNSS-1GGeostationary Orbit (GEO)28 Apr, 2016
IRNSS-1FGeostationary Orbit (GEO)10 Mar, 2016
IRNSS-1EGeosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)20 Jan, 2016
IRNSS-1DInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)28 Mar, 2015
IRNSS-1CGeostationary Orbit (GEO)16 Oct, 2014
IRNSS-1BInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)04 Apr, 2014
IRNSS-1AInclined Geosynchronous Orbit (IGSO)01 Jul, 2013