Big steps forward for technology, but increasingly at the expense of privacy. The hard compromise to benefit our daily life with scientific-technological discoveries seems increasingly marked also in light of the new commercial satellite launched by the Capella Space, an American aerospace company, about three months ago.
Capella 2, this is its actual name, promises a resolution of 50 × 50 centimeters capable of even carefully scrutinizing private homes. According to experts, however, this satellite is so powerful that it could achieve even better resolution. The one assumed is 25 × 25 centimeters with a bandwidth of 500 MHz expandable up to 1.2 Ghz. One of its peculiarities is also that of being able to observe objects even through the fog, clouds and smog.
Distinguished by an avant-garde system called "Synthetic Aperture Radar", it is in effect a synthetic aperture radar, used for the study of natural phenomena and various surveys. Cutting-edge technology aside, however, many have questioned the danger to our privacy. If on the one hand it is an excellent observation tool, on the other hand it is very easy to access it even for "personal" matters. Thanks to the free sale of radar footage, anyone can enter it even for unethical reasons.
In addition to this dangerous aspect, there is also the simple possibility of accessing it through an application that can be downloaded on a smartphone. Through the latter it is therefore possible to search in the supplied online catalog for one or more portions of the earth's surface that you want to spy on.