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Envolving the Operations of the TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Mission Planning System during the TanDEM-X Science Phase

Stathopoulos, Fotios and Guillermin, Guillaume and Garcia Acero, Carlos and Reich, Karin and Mrowka, Falk (2016) Envolving the Operations of the TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Mission Planning System during the TanDEM-X Science Phase. SpaceOps 2016 - 14th International Conference on Space Operations, 16.-20.05.2016, Daejeon, Korea.

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After the successful Global Coverage of the Digital Elevation Model, the TanDEM-X Science phase was initiated in September of 2014, dedicated to the demonstration of innovative techniques and experiments. The TanDEM-X Science phase had a large impact on the TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Mission Planning System. The two main challenges were the formation flying changes and the activation of a new acquisition mode, the so called Dual Receive Antenna (DRA) acquisition mode. This paper describes all actions and quantitative analyses performed in order to achieve the twofold target of the Mission Planning System: a) support the new TanDEM-X mission’s requirements, while b) proceed seamlessly with the TerraSAR-X mission fulfilling both its scientific and commercial demands. Regarding the first objective, several system reconfigurations are presented which were executed either due to the new flying formations or due to enabling the new DRA acquisition mode. In parallel, various analyses are included for the ground station visibilities of each formation and the distribution of the S- and X-Band contacts. For the second objective, it is presented how, via new concepts and mechanisms, it was possible to continue the TerraSAR-X mission undisturbed. Statistical analyses depict their successful integration and performance in the operational system. As a heritage of the TanDEM-X Science phase, the statistical analyses have become a very useful tool for the daily operations of both satellites and missions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/110632/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Envolving the Operations of the TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X Mission Planning System during the TanDEM-X Science Phase
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Stathopoulos, Fotioslse space gmbhUNSPECIFIED
Guillermin, GuillaumeLSE Space GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Garcia Acero, CarlosLSE Space GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Mrowka, FalkFalk.Mrowka (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:30 May 2016
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Digital Elevation Model, TanDEM-X, TerraSAR-X, formation flying, GSOC
Event Title:SpaceOps 2016 - 14th International Conference on Space Operations
Event Location:Daejeon, Korea
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:16.-20.05.2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumflugbetrieb / Kontrollzentrums-Technologie
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Mission Operations
Deposited By: Schneider, Beatrice
Deposited On:25 Jan 2017 10:05
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:07

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