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TerraSAR-X Mission Status

Buckreuss, Stefan and Pitz, Wolfgang and Werninghaus, Rolf (2007) TerraSAR-X Mission Status. In: Proceedings of The International Radar Symposium (IRS), p. 4. International Radar Symposium (IRS), 2007-09-05 - 2007-09-07, Cologne, Germany.

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Abstract

TerraSAR-X is Germany's first national remote sensing satellite being implemented in a public-private partnership between the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) and EADS Astrium GmbH, with a significant financial contribution from the industrial partner. This radar satellite, launched at June 15th 2007 will supply high-quality radar data for purposes of scientific observation of the Earth for a period of at least five years. At the same time it is designed to satisfy the steadily growing demand of the private sector for remote sensing data in the commercial market. The TerraSAR-X features an advanced high-resolution X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar based on the active phased array technology which allows the operation in Spotlight-, Stripmap- and ScanSAR Mode with various polarizations. It combines the ability to acquire high resolution images for detailed analysis as well as wide swath images for overview applications. In addition, experimental modes like the Dual Receive Antenna Mode allow for full-polarimetric imaging as well as along track interferometry, i.e. moving target identification.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/50496/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:TerraSAR-X Mission Status
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Buckreuss, StefanUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pitz, WolfgangEADS Astrium GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Werninghaus, RolfUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2007
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of The International Radar Symposium (IRS)
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:p. 4
Editors:
EditorsEmail
German Institute of Navigation, UNSPECIFIED
Status:Published
Keywords:TerraSAR-X, SAR, Satellite, Ground Segment, Science Coordination, Commercial Exploitation
Event Title:International Radar Symposium (IRS)
Event Location:Cologne, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2007-09-05 - 2007-09-07
Organizer:German Institute of Navigation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Projekt TerraSAR-X Kalibration und Projektunterstützung (old)
Location: Bonn-Oberkassel , Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Raumfahrtmanagement
Microwaves and Radar Institute
Microwaves and Radar Institute > Spaceborne SAR Systems
Deposited By: Buckreuss, Dr.-Ing. Stefan
Deposited On:19 Nov 2007
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:20

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