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March 13th, 2024
Synspective’s SAR Satellite, StriX-3, Successfully Reaches Its Target Orbit and Spreads Its Wings

TOKYO, 2024, March 13 – Synspective Inc., a SAR satellite data and solutions provider, announced today that StriX-3, its fourth SAR satellite, has successfully been put into its target orbit and spread its wings.

StriX-3 was successfully deployed into a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO) at an altitude of 561 km by Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket from the Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula.

Over the coming months, we will verify observation and data acquisition. Updates and details will be provided on Synspective’s website.

StriX-3 Launch Mission Page

You can find the latest information about our launch mission here.


Images and video from the launch of ‘Owl Night Long” are available for download here:

■ Remarks

Synspective founder and CEO, Dr. Motoyuki Arai:

“Today, we received a report confirming successful communication for the orbital insertion and testing of StriX-3, our fourth satellite. We sincerely thank our Synspective and Rocket Lab teams for their commitment to the StriX-3 project. Synspective recently celebrated its sixth anniversary. We’ve made significant milestones, including the successful launch of four satellites and the rollout of multiple solutions. Additionally, we’ve formed partnerships worldwide and engaged with numerous customers, marking our steady growth. This year, we will be enhancing our satellite manufacturing facilities, improving our constellation operations, increasing our data supply, and strengthening our data analysis capabilities. To facilitate societal progress and achieve sustainable development in our generation, we will further our analytics platform business, leveraging data-driven and collective learning.”

■ About Rocket Lab

Founded in 2006, Rocket Lab is an end-to-end space company with an established track record of mission success. We deliver reliable launch services, satellite manufacture, spacecraft components, and on-orbit management solutions that make it faster, easier, and more affordable to access space. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, Rocket Lab designs and manufactures the Electron small orbital launch vehicle, the Photon satellite platform, and the Company is developing the large Neutron launch vehicle for constellation deployment. Since its first orbital launch in January 2018, Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle has become the second most frequently launched U.S. rocket annually and has delivered 178 satellites to orbit for private and public sector organizations, enabling operations in national security, scientific research, space debris mitigation, Earth observation, climate monitoring, and communications. Rocket Lab’s Photon spacecraft platform has been selected to support NASA missions to the Moon and Mars, as well as the first private commercial mission to Venus. Rocket Lab has three launch pads at two launch sites, including two launch pads at a private orbital launch site located in New Zealand and a third launch pad in Virginia. To learn more, visit

About Synspective

Synspective, established in 2018, is an end-to-end SAR satellite data and solution provider with the mission to realize a learning world for people to expand their capabilities and make tangible progress with new data and technologies.

With a SAR satellite constellation that enables high-frequency and high-resolution Earth observation, Synspective delivers satellite data and various solutions that combine SAR and IoT data with machine learning and data science techniques.


Established: February 22, 2018

Location: 3-10-3 Miyoshi, Koto-ku, Tokyo

Representative: Motoyuki Arai, CEO