Free access to X-Band satellite data for Canadian institutions

Image captured by the TerraSAR-X (Image: DLR)

Airbus Defence and Space and the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) have signed a contract that enables the Canadian government and institutions to access imagery captured by the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellites for carrying out research and professional training without charges.


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Fri, 07/08/2015 - 14:04

TerraSAR-X satellite will continue providing data for Copernicus Data Warehouse

TerraSAR-X satellite monitoring Europe (Image: ESA)

Airbus Defence and Space and ESA have signed an agreement that enables Copernicus Data Warehouse to continue receiving TerraSAR-X satellite information until the end of 2020.


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Thu, 30/07/2015 - 15:43

Airbus Defence and Space launches WorldDEM Digital Terrain Model

WorldDEM is based on data acquired by the high-resolution radar satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X (Image: DLR)

Airbus Defence and Space has officially launched its Digital Terrain Model (DTM) based on WorldDEM which is now commercially available.


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Mon, 27/04/2015 - 10:08

PolSARpro (The Polarimetric SAR Data Processing and Educational Tool) (ESA)

Germany: TerraSAR-X now in new wide-angle mode

The German Bight in the Wide Scan mode

The German TerraSAR-X radar satellite, operated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Astrium, has been switched into a new wide-angle view mode allowing the satellite to record image strips over 200 kilometres wide. "The satellite does so by sweeping this large area in multiple stages, very quickly pivoting the radar beam numerous times across the direction of flight," explains DLR mission manager Stefan Buckreuss.


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Mon, 16/09/2013 - 13:49

TerraSAR-X: Five years in space

On 15 June 2007, the German TerraSAR-X radar satellite was launched from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan marking the beginning of a new era in German remote sensing. In its fifth year in space TerraSAR-X has served its planned life-span, but is expected to continue functioning for several years. "TerraSAR-X has now been operating almost flawlessly for five years.


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Mon, 18/06/2012 - 10:36

A step closer to mapping the Earth in 3D

After a year in service, the German Earth observation satellite TanDEM-X, together with its twin satellite, TerraSAR-X, have completely mapped the entire land surface of Earth for the first time.


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Tue, 17/01/2012 - 16:22

November 2011 Updates

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Wed, 21/12/2011



  • UN-SPIDER Conference in Beijing


German satellite could help Chile predict natural disasters

A conference of geological and scientific experts met in the southern Chilean city of Punta Arenas last week to discuss using the TerraSAR-X satellite system to assist Chile in predicting volcanic eruptions. The satellite, which has been in orbit for nearly a year, could provide Chile with significantly advanced warning of volcanic activity and tsunamis.


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Tue, 22/11/2011 - 14:58

October 2011


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