TerraSAR-X / PAZ ConstellationAdding a Radar Component to Airbus Defence and Space’s Unique Constellation Portfolio
Optimised revisit time, increased coverage, improved service: Enhance your monitoring applications and capitalise on the new capabilities offered by the new radar satellite constellation comprised of TerraSAR-X / TanDEM-X and PAZ.
The Spanish PAZ satellite (owner and operator: HisdesSAT) will be launched into the same orbit as TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X in 2016. Operating the three almost identical satellites in a constellation will provide customers with a wide range of benefits:
- Significantly reduced revisit time:
- Daily Revisit for image intelligence or monitoring
- 4 / 7 days for interferometric applications (i.e. surface movement monitoring or coherence change detection)
- Enhanced acquisition capacity for monitoring and mapping applications
- Identical imaging modes (incl. Staring SpotLight and Wide ScanSAR) and image characteristics
- Easy ordering through one order desk, single catalogue and one pricelist
Besides significantly benefitting frequent monitoring applications (e.g. maritime surveillance), the TerraSAR-X / PAZ constellation will also offer improved interferometric capabilities for precise monitoring of highly dynamic surface movements.
The unrivalled constellation capabilities combining optical and radar satellites provide for:
- Unprecedented worldwide coverage regardless of Area of Interest and weather conditions
- Daily and intra-daily revisit capacity for any point on Earth
- Enhanced sensor availability and capacity guarantees data access when and where needed
High information content and reliable interpretation through complementary use of radar and optical data