Category Archives: SAR

Excuses & TanDEM-X

I’ve been rarely writing on geoNotes recently. Mostly work (and life) has interferred with blogging. If you want specifics it’s largely because my teaching has reached epic proportions. Still, I have had time for some fun stuff. Last week I … Continue reading

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ESA’s 7th Earth Explorer

Following a User Consultation Meeting, held in Graz in March, the decision on which candidate mission will be selected for the 7th Earth Explorer, approaches. ESA will make a decision in May according to ESA’s website. The three missions are: … Continue reading

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India’s new RISAT-1 SAR returns it’s first images

Better late than never (sorry for being a bit slow). As reported by Flight Global’s Hyperbola blog (on May 14th) the first images from the Indian RISAT-1 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) have been released by the ISRO. RISAT-1 SAR is a … Continue reading

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Contact lost with Envisat: the beginning of the end?

ESA have announced that contact has been lost with Envisat. Initial contact was lost over the ground station at Esrange, northern Sweden, on April 8th. ESA has established a review board and are working on the resolution of the problem. … Continue reading

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Is the Radarsat Constellation Mission in jeopardy?

Macdonald Detweiller Associates (MDA) has warned that it may lay off staff due to uncertainties over the future of the Radarsat Constellation Mission (RCM). MDA claims that the Canadian Space Agency doesn’t have the budget to support the build phase, … Continue reading

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“So long and thanks for the… ” data: missions that failed during 2011

It’s been a year of goodbyes for the EO community it seems. So here is a summary of some of the missions we said goodbye to in 2011. ALOS PALSAR: Japan’s L-band SAR mission stopped operations in May when the … Continue reading

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European Commission Pressured To Add GMES Back to Long term Budget | SpaceNews.com

European Commission Pressured To Add GMES Back to Long term Budget | SpaceNews.com. Sweden, the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Finland act to secure the future of  GMES.   Aviation Week also take up the story about the ESA/EC … Continue reading

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