TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X Mission Status

Conference: EUSAR 2018 - 12th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/04/2018 - 06/07/2018 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2018

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Buckreuss, Stefan; Fritz, Thomas; Bachmann, Markus; Zink, Manfred (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Microwaves and Radar Institute, Germany)

TerraSAR-X, launched on June 15th 2007 and its identically constructed twin satellite TanDEM-X, launched on June 21st 2010, supply high-quality radar data in order to serve two mission goals: Scientific observation of the Earth and provision of remote sensing data for the commercial market (TerraSAR-X mission) and the generation of a global digital elevation model (DEM) of the Earth’s surface (TanDEM-X mission). The status of both, the strategic orientation of the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X mission, especially with a view to the envisaged generation of a global a three-dimensional change map, called “Change DEM” as well as the status of the space and ground segment activities will be presented in this paper.