The TanDEM-X Mission

Zink M, Krieger G, Fiedler H, Moreira A (2006)

Publication Type: Conference contribution

Publication year: 2006

Conference Proceedings Title: Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS)



TanDEM-X (TerraSAR-X add-on for Digital Elevation Measurement) is an innovative radar interferometry mission to generate a global, consistent and highly accurate Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and to provide a configurable SAR interferometry platform for demonstrating new SAR techniques and applications. This paper summarizes the mission concept starting from the mission objectives, the HELIX orbit and TanDEM-X operational modes to the expected height performance. Examples of new SAR techniques are presented. The TanDEM-X mission has been approved for full implementation by the German Space Agency. The launch is planned for spring 2009.

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Zink, M., Krieger, G., Fiedler, H., & Moreira, A. (2006). The TanDEM-X Mission. In Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS).


Zink, Manfred, et al. "The TanDEM-X Mission." Proceedings of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) 2006.

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