Radar Constellation | TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X and PAZ
Unique Precision, Quality and Reliability
Our Radar Constellation reliably acquires the widest range of radar satellite images, from the highest resolution to wide area coverage - regardless of weather and daylight conditions.
Radar constellation - Six versatile imaging modes
What is the Radar Constellation?
Radar image acquisition in a unique constellation.
The German TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X satellite formation and the Spanish PAZ satellite (managed by Hisdesat Servicios Estratégicos S.A.) are being operated in the same orbit tube and feature identical ground swaths and imaging modes - allowing Airbus and Hisdesat to establish a unique commercial Radar Constellation. The satellites carry a high frequency X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensor in order to acquire datasets ranging from very high-resolution imagery to wide area coverage.
- Radar Constellation 'toolbox': Imagery in 6 different imaging modes with a flexible spatial resolution (from 25cm to 40m) and area coverage (footprint)
- Weather and daylight independent site access to any point on Earth
- High agility (rapid switches between different imaging modes and polarisations)
- 4/7 days interferometric repeat cycle, global mean revist time < 24 hrs
- Unrivalled geometric accuracy and excellent radiometric accuracy
Our Radar Constellation provides you with reliable access to highly accurate Earth observation data in near real-time, independent of weather and daylight conditions.
Your advantages with the Radar Constellation
Our Radar Constellation 'toolbox' supports a variety of applications
Fully operational at night or during periods of cloud coverage
Wide area monitoring, suited for e.g. Maritime surveillance, or pinpoint detail down to 25cm resolution, allows for interpretation close to optical imagery
Very high-resolution (VHR) SAR data with unrivalled geometric accuracy and excellent radiometric accuracy
Increased acquisition capacity, improved global mean revisit time and a significantly reduced interferometric repeat-cycle supporting data-hungry, high monitoring frequency applications
What can our Radar Constellation support?
Our goal : Boost our customer's applications by providing continuously fresh data with constellation revisit and coverage capacity for…
Geospatial/image Intelligence (GEOINT/IMINT) and analytics, e.g. for Defence and Security
Emergency response and Mapping as well as change detection, e.g. for crisis management
Interferometric (InSAR) analysis of ground surface motion in support of OGME and Civil Engeneering companies
Maritime surveillance with large area coverage at unique resolution and near-real-time delivery
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