TerraSAR-X / PAZ Constellation
The Power of Radar Satellite Imagery
Launched in February 2018, the Spanish PAZ satellite adds to Airbus’ established radar constellation of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X and propels radar-derived observation options forward. With a third satellite now in orbit, the radar constellation offers strongly improved services and provides customers with a wide range of benefits:
Daily revisit – for image intelligence or monitoring with up to 12 hours revisit time
4 / 7 days revisits – for interferometric applications i.e. surface movement monitoring, coherence change detection
Doubled acquisition capacity – allowing a wider range of data-hungry monitoring and mapping applications
Services Designed to Match Your Workflow
For a seamless workflow the three radar satellites feature identical imaging modes and offer identical image characteristics.
Images can be conveniently ordered any time through one order desk.
PAZ – A New Radar Satellite
PAZ was built by Airbus Defence and Space for Spanish owner and operator Hisdesat, an international commercial provider of X- and Ka-band satellite communications services for government applications.
Equipped with the identical and quality proven radar (SAR) technology as TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X, PAZ joins these radar satellites in the same orbit and completes Airbus’ unique radar constellation.
During the next months all In-Orbit Testing (IOT) activities will be carried out, and will serve to validate the correct functioning of the spacecraft and its radar performance.
Stay tuned for more information to come!
TerraSAR-X / PAZ Radar Satellite Constellation