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TerraSAR-X - Germany's radar eye in space


TerraSAR-X is a German Earth-observation satellite. Its primary payload is an X-band radar sensor with a range of different modes of operation, allowing it to record images with different swath widths, resolutions and polarisations. TerraSAR-X thus offers space-based observation capabilities that were previously unavailable. The objective of the mission is to provide value-added SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) data in the X-band, for research and development purposes as well as scientific and commercial applications.
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Webcast TanDEM-X

DLR Webcast: TanDEM-X - Earth observation in 3D


16 June 2010
At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the final preparations for the launch of the German Earth observation satellite TanDEM-X are under way. The launch is scheduled for Monday 21 June 2010, 04:14 CEST. In this webcast, Manfred Zink, from the German Aerospace Center (DLR), explains the different applications and scientific benefits of the mission.
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Kontrollraum 2 in Oberpfaffenhofen

Formation flying trials


27 May 2010
Columns of numerals appear side by side on the giant screens in Control Room 2 at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Seated at the glowing computer screens, Harald Hofmann's team exude an air of relaxed concentration as, for the last time, they simulate routine operations with the two radar satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X. Things will start to get serious when TanDEM-X lifts off on 21 June 2010, to join TerraSAR-X, already in orbit.
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21/05/2010 TerraSAR-X image of the month: Mexico City
29/04/2010 TerraSAR-X's 'twin' satellite, TanDEM-X, certified ready for space
15/04/2010 DLR scientists investigate gigantic ash cloud after volcanic eruption
01/04/2010 TerraSAR-X image of the month: Easter Island – the most isolated island in the world
04/03/2010 TerraSAR-X image of the month: The International Space Station (ISS)
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16/06/2010 DLR Webcast: TanDEM-X - Earth observation in 3D
27/05/2010 Formation flying trials
21/05/2010 TerraSAR-X image of the month: Mexico City
15/04/2010 DLR scientists investigate gigantic ash cloud after volcanic eruption
01/04/2010 TerraSAR-X image of the month: Easter Island – the most isolated island in the world
04/03/2010 TerraSAR-X image of the month: The International Space Station (ISS)
23/02/2010 Iceberg collides with the edge of an ice shelf in the Antarctic
11/01/2010 TerraSAR-X image of the month: Thunderstorm off the coast of Panama
22/12/2009 TerraSAR-X image of the month: Alpine upland at Christmas time
27/11/2009 TerraSAR-X image of the month: Oil disaster off the Australian coast
21/10/2009 TerraSAR-X image of the month: Ground uplift under Staufen's Old Town
21/09/2009 TerraSAR-X image of the month: Munich and its environs
19/08/2009 TerraSAR-X image of the month: Mangroves, Bakassi Peninsula, Cameroon
22/07/2009 TerraSAR-X Image of the month: Ship identification in the Kiel Fjord and the Baltic Sea
26/06/2009 TerraSAR-X image of the month: The volcano 'Piton de la Fournaise' on the island of La Réunion
15/06/2009 Two years of successful operation for Germany's TerraSAR-X, the Earth observation satellite
09/06/2009 German TanDEM-X radar satellite now complete
26/05/2009 TerraSAR-X image of the month: L'Aquila after the earthquake on 6 April 2009
28/04/2009 Northern ice front of Wilkins Ice Shelf is becoming unstable
21/04/2009 TerraSAR-X Image of the Month: The Wadden Sea in North Frisia
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