How researchers are using the latest Earth observation data – Part three

20.10.2016 | posted by Bernadette Jung

Part three of this blog series looks into our dynamic Earth: How is it changing, at what speed and with what consequences? The satellite missions TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X offer new perspectives, which inspire scientists to take new approaches. read more

How researchers use the latest Earth observation data – Part two

19.10.2016 | posted by Bernadette Jung

In the second part of the series on the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X Science Meeting in Oberpfaffenhofen, we present further applications for satellite data. This time, for example, biomass is determined with the help of 'Earth observers from space'. Up until Thursday, 20 October 2016, international scientists will use the congress to show their research results on satellite-based Earth observation and to exchange ideas. read more

KIOST inertial DEM

How researchers use the latest Earth observation data - Part one

19.10.2016 | posted by Bernadette Jung

Researchers from across the globe are in Oberpfaffenhofen for the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X Science Meeting. For four days, from 17 to 20 October 2016, they have the opportunity to present their results from the data acquired by the two Earth observation satellite missions and exchange information. Here, approximately 200 presentations give an overview of the latest research in satellite-based Earth observation. read more

A diary of the TanDEM-X formation swapping


Between 6 and 9 August 2013, and after great preparation, the team of the TanDEM-X mission was excited and ready for the swap formation of the twin satellites TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X. read more

Formation swapping - Comic about the TanDEM-X mission

30.07.2013 | posted by Ralph Kahle

An exciting manoeuvre awaits us. In early August (6–8 August 2013), the two TanDEM-X mission satellites will be reversing their formation. Until now, the TanDEM-X satellite has been circling around its twin, TerraSAR-X, in an anti-clockwise direction; after the reversal, it will circle clockwise. This complicated change to the formation in which they have been flying for almost three years is necessary to observe regions that are difficult to image, such as mountain ranges, from the opposite viewing angle. This blog entry takes an unconventional look at the planned change in formation ... read more

… And that's a wrap!

01.08.2012 | posted by Andrea Schaub

Last week was amazing – the largest ever International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) was held in Munich. With over 2700 participants from 68 countries, and over 2500 scientific presentations, it was an excellent platform for knowledge exchange and the exploration and discussion of topics related to 'Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth'. Some of the highlights of the symposium included ESA's Envisat and upcoming Sentinel missions, the future of Earth observation, and last but not least, DLR's TanDEM-X and TerraSAR-X satellites. read more


DLR Webcast: Interview with Manfred Zink at IGARSS 2012


TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X are exceeding the expectations of the scientific community. Why exactly? And what comes next? During the IGARSS 2012 symposium in Munich, we were able to speak to Manfred Zink, Project Manager of the Ground Segment of the mission. He is responsible for directing the entire mission, from the close flight formation of the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellites to the creation of the digital elevation model. read more

DLR-Webcast: Interview with Alberto Moreira and Yves-Louis Desnos

DLR-Webcast: Interview with Alberto Moreira and Yves-Louis Desnos


As we reach the equator of IGARSS 2012, we have the pleasure of speaking with the IGARSS General Co-Chairs: Alberto Moreira, Director of DLR’s Microwaves and Radar Institute, and Yves-Louis Desnos, Head of Research & Development section & Senior Advisor of EO Science and Applications Department at ESA-ESRIN. read more

DLR Webcast: Interview with Marwan Younis at IGARSS 2012

DLR Webcast: Interview with Marwan Younis at IGARSS 2012


We are still here at IGARSS, giving you more information about 'Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth'. We spoke with Marwan Younis, who took some time from an incredibly tight schedule to answer some questions regarding TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X, as well as Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) technologies. read more

Interview with Richard Bamler at IGARSS 2012

DLR Webcast: Interview with Richard Bamler at IGARSS 2012

25.07.2012 | posted by Andrea Schaub

As the Ice Breaker at IGARSS 2012 was starting, we were able to speak with Richard Bamler, Director of DLR’s Remote Sensing Technology Institute. In this webcast, he tells us his views on the importance of remote sensing and its applications. read more


Live stream of the IGARSS 2012 opening in Munich


Welcome to Munich! The International Congress Center in Munich was buzzing today, and we expect even more activity in the coming days. You can find out about the events taking place via this blog and our various social media channels. The opening of the Symposium will be broadcast live by DLR and ESA; it will be streamed live from here tomorrow, Monday 23 July, between 09:00 and 12:30. This year’s theme is ‘Remote Sensing for a Dynamic Earth’. read more


Observing Earth from space - IGARSS 2012

12.07.2012 | posted by Andrea Schaub

The countdown to the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2012, has begun - only 6 days remain. This year, IGARSS will be held at the International Congress Centre in Munich from 22-27 July, and with this blog, we will be reporting on all the breaking announcements and important events. We will do this with written entries, images and webcasts - in which specialists in Earth observation and remote sensing will join us. read more


The first mission weblog - welcome to the TanDEM-X blog!


Right on time for 'shipment' of the German radar satellite TanDEM-X this coming Thursday, 29 April 2010, we are launching the TanDEM-X blog – and looking forward to our first mission weblog on the new platform. The plan at this time is for Mission Manager Stefan Buckreuss and the DLR Communications team to be joined on the blog by colleagues working in the areas of project management, science, mission operations, the ground station network, flight dynamics, radar, calibration and data processing. read more