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Meet Payam Banazadeh, CEO of Capella Space

Payam Banazadeh is a recognized businessman; he is the co-founder and the CEO of Capella Space. This business is a venture-backed Silicon Valley Satellite Imaging company. 

Capella Company uses its satellite technology by operating Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) to image the earth’s surface irrespective of the weather conditions or daytime.

 This brings out the difference between traditional optical satellites, which mostly are incapable of functioning whenever there is a cloud cover or at night. The SAR satellites attain this remarkable aptitude by radiating their energy and generating an image established on how it reflects off the planet’s surface, instead of reflexively depending on the light sources from outside.

Payam Banazadeh is a Magna Cum Laude graduate with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from The University of Texas. Back in University, Payam was awarded for his high academic performances and his extraordinary leadership. He received the 2012 Texas Outstanding Scholar & Leader Award.

Mr. Banazadeh did his internship with NASA during his University days. He used to assist in educating the STEM students and also to inspire them. Due to his dedication, he got promoted several times and ended his contract with the agency as the Engineer in the Lead Project Systems.

Payam Banazadeh articulated new ideas and new projects for NASA while he was at the agency. And due to his tremendous and exceptional performance, he was awarded the NASA Mariner Award for his management on two multi-million dollar tasks. He also received the NASA Discovery Award.

Payam left NASA after working there for a while to graduate from Stanford University, where he received a degree in business, where he was sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF).

It is during this time that Payam partnered with William Woods and founded Capella Space. The company aimed to observe the planet from space providing limpidity into different dimensions.

Capella Space company came as an inspiration by the Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared.