NovaSAR-1 – Early Mission Achievements

Konferenz: EUSAR 2021 - 13th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
29.03.2021 - 01.04.2021 in online

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2021

Seiten: 4Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

Whittaker, Phil; Schwarz, Ben; Bird, Rachel (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd., Guildford, United Kingdom)
Doody, Sam; Cohen, Martin; Burbidge, Geoff (Airbus Defence and Space, Portsmouth, United Kingdom)

The NovaSAR-1 small radar imaging satellite was launched in September 2018. Since then commissioning has been completed and the satellite has entered service with the mission partners. In this paper the authors present an overview of the mission including its novel aspects. Imaging results achieved since launch are also described. New modes have been designed and implemented, and performance exceeds mission expectations.