Affordable Access

The TanDEM-X Mission

Publication Date
  • Mikrowellen-Systeme
  • Institut Für Hochfrequenztechnik Und Radarsysteme
  • Satelliten-Sar-Systeme


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.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.