Sentinel-1

Applications: Monitoring of sea ice zones and the arctic environment, surveillance of marine environment, monitoring of land surface motion risks and mapping in support of humanitarian aid in crisis situations.

Operator: ESA

Sensor Type: Radar

Highest Resolution: 5m

Widest swath width: 400km

Number of Bands/Modes: 5

Launched: 4th Apr 2014

Nationality: EU

Revisit Interval: 12 days

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Name
Parameters Measured C-band 5.405 GHz (wavelength 18cm)
Sensor Type RADAR Sensor
Purpose The overall objective of the Sentinel-1 mission is to provide continuity of C-band SAR operational applications and services in Europe. Special emphasis is placed on services identified in ESA's GSE (GMES Service Element) program. Additional inputs come from on-going GMES projects funded by ESA, the EU, and ESA/EU member states. The Sentinel-1 mission is expected to enable the development of new applications and meet the evolving needs of GMES, such as in the area of climate change and associated monitoring.
Applications Monitoring of sea ice zones and the arctic environment, surveillance of marine environment, monitoring of land surface motion risks and mapping in support of humanitarian aid in crisis situations.
Data Cost and Access Public - Free and Open Access
Start Date of Collection 2014-04-04
End Date of Collection N/A
Spatial Resolution (meters) 5
Frequency of Collection {12.0}
Data Format GeoTIFF
Distributor contact catapult@sa.catapult.org.uk
Lineage Sentinel-1 is the European Radar Observatory, representing the first new space component of the GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) satellite family, designed and developed by ESA and funded by the EC (European Commission). The Kopernikus missions (Sentinel-1, -2, and -3) represent the EU contribution to GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems).
Additional Information N/A