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
Paz infographic

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 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!