The TerraSAR-X / PAZ Constellation: Post-Launch Update
Konferenz: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
04.06.2018 - 07.06.2018 in Aachen, Germany
Tagungsband: EUSAR 2018
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Bach, Katja; Kahabka, Hanjo (Airbus Defence and Space, Germany)
Fernando, Cerezo; Perez, Juan Cicuendez (Hisdesat Servicios Estratégicos, S.A., Spain)
This paper provides an overview of the TerraSAR-X/PAZ constellation, where two independent X-Band SAR mis-sions work together to form a constellation of similar satellites, providing operational services starting 2018. Hisdesat and Airbus Defence and Space have teamed up to establish key features to bring all the benefits of a true constella-tion to users. Joint operations and use concepts were developed for the missions to be operated as a constellation. Im-portant customer needs are related to data ageing, update frequency, and coverage. This paper also gives an update of the current status of the TSX/PAZ Mission post-launch.