Sentinel-1 ESA’s New European Radar Observatory

Conference: EUSAR 2008 - 7th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/02/2008 - 06/05/2008 at Friedrichshafen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2008

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Attema, Evert; Davidson, Malcolm; Floury, Nicolas; Levrini, Guido; Rommen, Björn; Snoeij, Paul (European Space Agency, The Netherlands)
Rosich, Betlem (European Space Agency, Italy)

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) programme. The GMES space com-ponent 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.