One-day interferometry results with the COSMO-SkyMed constellation
Covello, Fabio ; Battazza, Fabrizio ; Coletta, Alessandro ; ...Valentini, Giovanni
Jan - 2010
DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5652236

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Abstract
COSMO-SkyMed is a Dual-Use (Civilian and Defence) End-to-End Earth Observation System aimed at establishing a global service supplying provision of data, products and services relevant to a wide range of applications, such as Risk Management, Scientific and Commercial Applications and Defence Applications. The system consists of a constellation of four LEO mid-sized satellites, each equipped with a multi-mode high-resolution SAR operating at X-band. Three out of four COSMO-SkyMed satellites have been successfully launched, while the remaining satellite will be deployed within 2010. The first two satellites have been launched in 2007 while COSMO-SkyMed-3 has been launched on October 25th 2008. Since its launch COSMO-SkyMed-3 has been put in an orbital position at 67,5° from COSMO-SkyMed-2, in the so-called “one-day interferometry configuration”. Since then COSMO-SkyMed-2 and COSMO-SkyMed-3 are providing a interferometric pairs for a wide range of applications.

keywords : Alessandro,Battazza,Coletta,Covello,Fabio,Fabrizio,Gemma,Giovanni: ASI authors,Manoni,Valentini