EOS SAR satellites will operate in Stripmap, Spotlight, and Interferometric modes that will support wide range of applications.
The satellites are designed to achieve high operational efficiency and allow for rapid deployment of dual- and multi-frequency SAR constellations. Dual-band operation ( X- and S-band) increases versatility for all weather conditions and improves object-ground contrast. Special configuration of the radar front end allows for imaging of selected areas in both bands in a single orbit.
EOS is building a SAR satellite payload suitable for constellations enabling high revisit rates.
A constellation of 12 satellites will enable 2–3 hours revisit time for a given area.
Formation flying with optical satellites is under development for more efficient utilization of satellite resources. In addition, the combination of SAR and optical images enriches the informational content of satellite products.
Main imaging mode, provides good resolution and large coverage
Provides best resolution for selected area
Enables recording time-series data, change detection, ground subsidence, etc.
X- and S-band