TerraSAR-X


By Airbus, Intelligence

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Platform:

Desktop

Description:

Presentation TerraSAR-X (TSX) acquires radar datasets ranging from very high-resolution to wide-area coverage. Data is acquired independent of weather conditions. TerraSAR-X will build a constellation with Hisdesat’s X-band SAR satellite PAZ in 2014, increasing the global mean revisit time from 56h today to ~28h benefitting data hungry, high monitoring frequency applications. TerraSAR-X builds the reliable basis for a broad services & applications portfolio, benefitting from its accurate measurement, reliable monitoring and near real time product capabilities. Key Features  Imagery of varying modes with a flexible spatial resolution (from 0.25m to 40m) and footprint  Geometric accuracy unrivalled by any other commercial spaceborne sensor today  Excellent radiometric accuracy  Weather-independent site access time of 2.5 days max. (2 days at 95% probability) to any point on Earth  Unique agility (rapid switches between imaging modes and polarisations) Tasking capabilities  Two tasking plans per day allow for integration of short-notice requests in the tasking plan, thus securing optimized acquisitions.  TerraSAR-X Virtual Ordering Station providing 24/7 online access to archive and the planning of future acquisitions  Online Interface as a web service to support secure ordering 24/7, perfectly suitable for embedding into customer’s multi-mission environment.  Personal tasking through customer care  Comprehensive network of ground stations and Direct Access Services ensure data delivery in near real time Key Benefits  Reliable, weather & daylight independent image acquisition & monitoring capability  Capability to measure surface heights, surface movements as well as subtle surface changes  Near-real-time (NRT) data & information delivery over large areas, e.g. for ship detection  Large area coverage with unique resolution: up to 270 x 200 km with 40m spatial resolution especially for maritime  Best commercially available radar solution up to 25cm for IMINT application

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Agriculture, Architecture, Engineering & Construction, Aviation, Community Development, Defense, Education, Electric & Gas, Environmental Management, Forestry, GIS, Geologic, Humanitarian, Insurance, Intelligence, Land Records, Map, Chart & Data Production, Maritime, Mining, Petroleum, Public Administration & Policy, Public Engineering, Public Safety, Water Resources

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