Sentinel-1A / -1B 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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Potin, Pierre; Rosich, Betlem; Miranda, Nuno; Grimont, Patrick (European Space Agency, Italy)

As part of the European Copernicus programme, the Sentinel-1 mission, based on a constellation of two SAR satellites, ensures continuity for C-band SAR observations for Europe. Both satellites have been launched from Kourou on a Soyuz rocket, Sentinel-1A on 3rd April 2014, Sentinel-1B on 25 April 2016. Following the completion of the constellation operational qualification phase, the routine operations of the constellation are on-going and performed close to the full mission capacity. The mission is characterized by large-scale, frequent and repetitive observations, systematic production and a free and open data distribution policy.