The RADARSAT Constellation: Mission Overview and Status

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

Tagungsband: EUSAR 2021

Seiten: 5Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

Cote, Stephane; Lapointe, Melanie; De Lisle, Daniel; Arsenault, Eric; Wierus, Magdalena (Canadian Space Agency, Longueuil (Quebec), Canada)

Successor to RADARSAT-1 (1995) and RADARSAT-2 (2007), the RADARSAT Constellation, launched in June 2019, is Canada’s next space borne radar mission consisting of three identical SAR satellites flying in a constellation which provides complete coverage of Canada's land and oceans, offering an average daily revisit, as well as a potential daily access to 90% of any location on the globe. At time of writing, RCM is completed its first year of operations, after successful commissioning of the constellation and the ground segment.