The Sentinel-1 C-SAR Instrument Design & Performance

Conference: EUSAR 2010 - 8th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/07/2010 - 06/10/2010 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2010

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Rostan, F.; Riegger, S. (EADS Astrium GmbH, Germany)
Huchler, M. (EADS Astrium GmbH, United Kingdom)
Croci, R. (Thales Alenia Space Italia S.P.A., Italy)
Torres, R.; Snoeij, P. (European Space Agency, The Netherlands)

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 component 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 technical concept for the system.