Sentinel-1 Mission Status

Konferenz: EUSAR 2016 - 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06.06.2016 - 09.06.2016 in Hamburg, Germany

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2016

Seiten: 6Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Potin, Pierre; Rosich, Betlem; Grimont, Patrick; Miranda, Nuno (European Space Agency / ESRIN, Italy)
Shurmer, Ian; O’Connell, Alistair (European Space Agency / ESOC, Germany)
Torres, Ramon; Krassenburg, Mike (European Space Agency / ESTEC, The Netherlands)

As part of the European Copernicus programme, the Sentinel-1 mission, based on a constellation of two SAR satellites, ensures continuity for Europe of C-band SAR observations. Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-1B were respectively launched from Kourou on 3rd April 2014 and 25th April 2016. The paper, as part of the Sentinel-1 invited session, gives an overview of the overall mission status and focuses on the Sentinel-1A routine operations activities that started in June 2015 following the operational qualification phase, in terms of mission achievements, mission observation scenario, ground segment operations, throughput and data access. It also provides few examples of applications based on Sentinel-1 data.