TerraSAR

DLR Radar Satellites trace Settlement Patterns

The vertical structures of building reflect the satellite radar signals

Scientists at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) recently developed a satellite-based map of human settlements, with a precision currently unparalleled by other global surveys. The maps are based on data of the German radar satellites TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X captured from an altitude of 500 kilometres.

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Tue, 08/07/2014 - 14:33

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Italy: Satellites show Venice sinking

Displacement rate detected between 2008 and 2009.

Researchers at the University of Padua, Italy, have found satellite-based evidence that the city of Venice keeps sinking.

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UN-SPIDER June 2012 Updates

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Fri, 29/06/2012
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UN-SPIDER at a glance

  • UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER Side event at Rio+20
  • UN-SPIDER supports International Workshop on Drought
  • Call for experts for Technical Advisory Mission to Cape Verde closed
  • UN-SPIDER Newsletter “Technical Advisory Support” available

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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

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Mon, 06/18/2012
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