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Sentinel-1 ESA's new European SAR mission
Author(s): Evert Attema; Malcolm Davidson; Nicolas Floury; Guido Levrini; Betlem Rosich-Tell; Björn Rommen; Paul Snoeij
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Paper Abstract

The ESA Sentinels constitute the first series of operational satellites responding to the Earth Observation needs of the EU-ESA Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) program. The GMES space component relies on existing and planned space assets as well as on new complementary developments by ESA. This paper describes the Sentinel-1 mission, an imaging synthetic aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation at C-band. It provides an overview of the mission requirements, its applications and the preliminary technical concept for the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6744, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XI, 674403 (17 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.747146
Show Author Affiliations
Evert Attema, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Malcolm Davidson, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Nicolas Floury, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Guido Levrini, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Betlem Rosich-Tell, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Björn Rommen, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Paul Snoeij, Dutch Space B.V. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6744:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XI
Shahid Habib; Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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