GMES SENTINEL-1: Mission and Satellite System Overview

Conference: EUSAR 2012 - 9th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
04/23/2012 - 04/26/2012 at Nuremberg, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2012

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Panetti, Aniceto; Bruno, Claudio; Croci, Renato; L’Abbate, Michelangelo; Marcozzi, Massimiliano; Pietropaolo, Andrea; Venditti, Paolo (Thales Alenia Space Italia - Via Saccomuro 24, 00131 Rome, Italy)
Torres, Ramon; Lokas, Svein (ESA/ESTEC – Keplerlaan 1 Postbus 299 AG 2200 Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

This paper provides an overview of the main features of GMES Sentinel-1 System, a C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar system for Earth Observation. The main system requirements are presented as drivers for the design of system, satellite and operations. The major design challenges as well as the most critical development aspects are outlined, mainly focusing on the Space Segment components.