COSMO-SkyMed results after 5 years of full constellation exploitation
Maria Girolamo Daraio ; Maria Libera Battagliere ; Alessandro Coletta
Nov - 2016
DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7729529

Event Title : 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Published in: Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2016 IEEE International
Publisher: IEEE
type: Conference Proceedings

COSMO-SkyMed (Constellation of Small satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation) is a fundamental, powerful asset to Earth Observation field, in which Italy plays a crucial role at world level. It is an Earth Observation Dual Use System (civil and military) conceived to fulfill both civilian and defense needs, enhancing international partnerships through its Interoperability, Expandability and Multi-sensor (IEM) features and operational practices. It provides products and services for global environmental monitoring, scientific and commercial purposes and strategic applications (Defense and National security). The aim of this paper is to present the status and the result of the COSMO-SkyMed Mission after five years of operability.

keywords : Satellites, Earth, Monitoring, Synthetic aperture radar, Satellite broadcasting, Space vehicles, Image segmentation