Tag: Radar

Satellites: Radar Satellite Basics

Fundamental principles of radar satellites Radar (RAdio Detection And Ranging) in its most basic form involves bouncing radio waves off objects and seeing what comes back.  By understanding the reflection from an objective, radar systems can understand an object and the world around it. For...

Satellites: More than Just Pictures

Satellite data is much more than just pictures - optical imaging is only a fraction of the capability When thinking about satellites most people think of images, as on Google maps or the more traditional aerial photography. Indeed, satellites routinely produce these images – and...

Satellite: ESA SENTINEL-1

COPERNICUS AND SENTINEL-1  - BACKGROUND With the ambitious aim of creating a better understanding of the Earth, the European Space Agency (ESA) started the Copernicus program – “Europe's eye on the earth”. This was much more than just collecting high-quality data, this was about providing...