A TanDEM-X: Mission and Science Exploration during the Phase A Study

Conference: EUSAR 2006 - 6th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
05/16/2006 - 05/18/2006 at Dresden, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2006

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Hajnsek, Irena; Moreira, Alberto (Microwaves and Radar Institute, German Aerospace Center)

TanDEM-X (TerraSAR-X Add on for Digital Elevation Measurements) is a national mission proposal for a new generation SAR satellite operating at X-band in single pass SAR interferometry. The single pass SAR interferometric constellation is realised by two independent X-band satellites flying in formation and has the goal to deliver a global digital elevation model in a HRTI-3 specification. In this paper the scientific exploration will be presented. TanDEM-X has been accepted for realisation in March 2006 following a successful demonstration.