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Terra SAR-X is a German high resolution radar mission. The video illustrates the satellite’s orbit, scan-modes and ground track pattern.
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The nearly all weather capacity constitutes the main advantage of SAR data compared with optical systems for mapping floods.
The video shows the advantage of satellites in the field of traffic monitoring.
The Permanent Scatterers Interferometric SAR technique (PSInSAR) is a method that accurately estimates the near vertical terrain deformation rates.
The main goal of the TanDEM-X mission is the generation of world-wide, consistent, timely, high-precision Digital Elevation Models.
The TanDEM-X mission concept is based on the coordinated operation of two spacecraft flying in close formation with a minimum safe distance of 150m.
"SpaceLiner" is a hypersonic suborbital spaceplane concept. The aircraft is designed to transport 50 passengers from Australia to Europe in 90 minutes.
GALILEO is a European navigation satellite system. The video shows the in-orbit-validation configuration (four satellites on two orbits), and the mission phases.
In the operational constellation of GALILEO, 27 satellites will be available in three orbits.
EnMAP (Environmental Mapping and Analysis Program) is a German hyperspectral satellite mission providing high quality hyperspectral image data on a timely and frequent basis, EnMAP will be launched in 2015.
EnMAP has two spectral channels: VNIR range (420-1000 nm), SWIR range (900-2450 nm), a sun-synchronous orbit, and +/-30° off-nadir pointing capability.
The goal of the Swedish mission PRISMA is the autonomous formation flight of the satellites TANGO and MANGO, preparing future inspection and repair activities in space.